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The Scottish Oceans Institute is an interdisciplinary research institute studying the marine environment which forms a key focus for research excellence in marine-related science. Our research interests range from the deep oceans to the coasts, and from the people who use and interact with the sea, to the biological and physical processes that make the oceans function.
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(2016-07) - Journal articleVocal learning is a rare skill in mammals, and we have limited information about the contexts in which they use it. Previous studies suggested that cetaceans in general are skilled at imitating sounds, but only few species ...
Come dine with me : food-associated social signalling in wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) (2015-07) - Journal articleFood-related signalling is widespread in the animal kingdom with some food-associated vocalizations considered functionally referential. Food calls can, however, vary greatly in the type of information they convey. Thus, ...
(2017-04-18) - Journal articleAccess to information is a key advantage of grouping. While experienced animals can lead others to solve problems, less is known about whether partially informed individuals can pool experiences to overcome challenges ...
(2017-10-01) - Journal articleThe effect of a bottom slope on the merger of two identical Rankine vortices is investigated in a two dimensional, quasi-geostrophic, incompressible fluid. When two cyclones initially lie parallel to the slope, and more ...