In male dolphin alliances, ‘everybody knows your name’

Posted by on June 7, 2018 3:27 pm
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It’s not uncommon in dolphin society for males to form long-lasting alliances with other males, sometimes for decades. Now, after studying bottlenose dolphins in Shark Bay, Australia, for more than 30 years, researchers find that these males retain individual vocal labels rather than sharing a common call with their cooperative partners.

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