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The distribution, navigation and orientation by the sun ofdelphinus delphis L. in the western Mediterranean

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Nach Erfahrungen aus 2 Expeditionen wird die Existenz eines Territoriums fürDelphinus delphis im westlichen Mittelmeer angenommen. Die grenzbestimmenden physikalischen Faktoren des Territoriums werden diskutiert. Zahlreiche Beobachtungen sprechen dafür, dassD. delphis sich zur Navigation mit Hilfe der Sonne orientiert. Es besteht also neben dem Sonar (Echolot) noch eine Orientierung nach Sonnenkompass.

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  1. H. Aloncle, Bull. Inst. Pêch. marit. Maroc12, 21 (1964).

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Contributions to Cetacea: XXX. — Carried out under the sponsorship of the Swiss National Fund for the promotion of scientific research (grant No. 4606) and the C.N.R.S., Paris.

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Pilleri, G., Knuckey, J. The distribution, navigation and orientation by the sun ofdelphinus delphis L. in the western Mediterranean. Experientia 24, 394–396 (1968). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02140841

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