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Marine mammal social organization and communication

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Abstract

Marine mammals are highly social animals that rely on cooperative behaviors to survive in an aquatic environment. Complex social interactions are driven by ecological principles that provide a service to those involved. This chapter reviews examples of social organization and communication in marine mammals and how they aid in marine mammal survival.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Ocean Sciences
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages582-588
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780128130810
ISBN (Print)9780128130827
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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  • Aquatic mammals, Cooperative feeding, Mating behavior, Sexual selection, Social recognition

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