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Understanding the behavioral ecology of a species is fundamental to effective conservation and management efforts. This study quantifies the behavioral ontogeny of North Atlantic right whale mother-calf pairs from birth to weaning spanning three critical habitat areas off the eastern coast of the...

Author(s)
Cusano, D. A.; Conger, L. A.; Parijs, S. M. van; Parks, S. E.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Animal Conservation, 2019, 22, 3, pp 228-237
Abstract

Social network analysis has been shown to be effective in studying the social structure of cetacean populations. Common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) inhabiting the Indian River Lagoon (IRL), Florida, have among the highest concentrations of total mercury (THg) in blood reported...

Author(s)
Titcomb, E. M.; Reif, J. S.; Fair, P. A.; Stavros, H. C. W.; Mazzoil, M.; Bossart, G. D.; Schaefer, A. M.
Publisher
Wiley, Boston, USA
Citation
Marine Mammal Science, 2017, 33, 3, pp 771-784
Abstract

Despite a history in zoological institutions stretching back more than 50 years, with associated improvements in husbandry and breeding, the keeping of Killer whales Orcinus orca in zoos and aquariums has become highly controversial. The recent decision to stop the current breeding programme in the ...

Author(s)
Law, G.; Kitchener, A. C.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
International Zoo Yearbook, 2017, 51, 1, pp 232-247
Abstract

Many of the threats to bottlenose dolphins are anthropogenic factors including overfishing, high-speed boats, chemical runoff, and noise pollution. Having a thorough understanding of the behavior and behavioral patterns of these animals can help with conservation plans to protect this species. This ...

Author(s)
Miller, L. J.; Solangi, M.; Kuczaj, S. A., II
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Ethology, 2010, 116, 12, pp 1127-1137
Abstract

Though some research exists concerning general behavior and activity patterns of Walruses in zoos or aquariums, less is known about how these patterns change in response to various environmental and temporal contexts. This study presents two studies assessing behavioral changes in relation to...

Author(s)
Franks, B.; Lyn, H.; Klein, L.; Reiss, D.
Publisher
Wiley-Liss, Inc., New York, USA
Citation
Zoo Biology, 2010, 29, 3, pp 397-404

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