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Cetacean culture: Humans of the sea?

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Rendell and Whitehead adopt a weak definition of culture to allow low standards of evidence for marine mammals, but they do not adequately rule out genetic factors or individual versus social learning. They then use these low standards to argue that some whales have unique cultures only matched by humans. It would have been more helpful to specify data gaps and suggest critical tests.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)358-+
Number of pages12
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume24
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2001

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