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BEHAVIORAL DEVELOPMENT IN WILD BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN NEWBORNS (TURSIOPS SP.) by JANET MANN 1,2) and BARBARA SMUTS 3,4) ( 1 Departments of Psychology & Biology, Georgetown University, Washington DC 20057; 3 Departments of Psychology & Anthropology, 4014 East Hall, 525 East University, The

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than all other age classes. The patterns of tooth rake presence and prevalence likely result from sexual coercion of adult females by adult males and intra-sexual male competition. Keywords : intra-specific aggression, female tolerance, sexual coercion, tooth rakes, bot- tlenose dolphins, Tursiops sp

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advertisement. - Behaviour 69, p. 145-170. Connor, R.C. & Smolker, R.S. (1985). Habituated dolphins (Tursiops sp.) in Western Aus- tralia. - J. Mamm. 66, p. 398-400. -- , -- & Richards, A.F. (1992a). Two levels of alliance formation among male bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.). - Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 89, p

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sources, learned potentially years prior, during periods of drought (Viljoen, 1990 ; Payne, 2003 ), which may promote the success of their calves compared to other individuals (Foley et al., 2008 ). Specific individuals in groups of bottlenose dolphins ( Tursiops sp.) in New Zealand waters have also

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; Sekiguchi & Kohshima, 2003 ; Lyamin et al., 2005 , 2007 ). Other studies, examining resting behaviours by adult bottlenose dolphins ( Tursiops sp.) and dolphin mother–calf pairs, highlighted the necessity to include slow, pattern swims (i.e., swim-rest) as an alternative means by which dolphins may rest

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infants during the first two years of life . — Sleep 20 : 323 - 333 . Lusseau D. ( 2006 ). Why do dolphins jump? Interpreting the behavioural repertoire of bottlenose dolphins ( Tursiops sp.) in Doubtful Sound, New Zealand . — Behav. Process. 73 : 257 - 265

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. Wrangham R.W. , eds). Harvard University Press , Cambridge, MA , p.  218 - 243 . Connor R.C. Smolker R.A. Richards A.F. ( 1992 a). Two levels of alliance formation among male bottlenose dolphins ( Tursiops sp.) . — Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 89 : 987 - 990 . Connor R

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in Schaeff, 2007 ; reviewed in Mesnick & Ralls, 2009 ). The few existing studies of behavioural mechanisms of paternity control in cetaceans have focused mostly on overt male contest competition (reviewed in Schaeff, 2007 ) and/or on bottlenose dolphins ( Tursiops sp.; reviewed in Connor et al

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bottlenose dolphins ( Tursiops sp.) . — Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 89 : 987 - 990 . Connor R.C. Wells R.S. Mann J. Read A.J. ( 2000 ). The bottlenose dolphin: social relationships in a fission–fusion society . — In: Cetacean societies ( Mann J. Connor R.C. Tyack P

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leaping had a positive effect on the proportion of individuals observed resting. Clean leaping also had a negative effect on the proportion of individuals observed travelling. 4. Discussion Similar to previous studies in bottlenose ( Tursiops sp.; Lusseau, 2006 ), dusky (Würsig & Würsig

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