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Is cetacean social learning unique?

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Abstract

Studies on captive dolphins have shown that they are capable of social learning. However, ethnographic data are less conclusive and many examples given for social learning can be explained in other ways. Before we can claim that cetacean culture is unique we need more rigorous studies which are fortunately not as difficult as Rendell and Whitehead seem to think.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-338
Number of pages12
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume24
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2001

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  • DOLPHINS TURSIOPS-TRUNCATUS, MEGAPTERA-NOVAEANGLIAE, HUMPBACK WHALES

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