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Social communication in whales and dolphins

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Marine mammals have evolved acoustic communication systems to take advantage of favorable propagation of sound compared to other sensory modalities in the ocean. Marine mammals stand out among nonhuman mammals in their abilities for vocal production learning. Vocal learning has been demonstrate for reproductive advertisement displays in marine mammals, but it is also important for the developement of individual or group-distinctive signals.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Neuroscience
PublisherACADEMIC PRESS LTD- ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Pages31-34
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9780080450469
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010

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