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The Whistle of the Atlantic Bottlenosed Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)—Ontogeny

  • Melba C. Caldwell
  • David K. Caldwell

Abstract

Data gathered on whistles of 126 Atlantic bottlenosed dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) of assorted sizes and both sexes indicate that the whistle varies with age in several parameters. Most, but not all, of the changes occur within the first two years of life.

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Frequency Modulation Standard Length Bottlenosed Dolphin Recording Session Vocal Quality 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Melba C. Caldwell
    • 1
  • David K. Caldwell
    • 1
  1. 1.Biocommunication and Marine Mammal Research FacilityUniversity of FloridaSt. AugustineUSA

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