25 June, 2009

Cetacean Culture Literature

Just scratching the surface of what’s out there, but these helped inform my whale & dolphin personhood article. (Guilty admission: for most I only read the abstract. Those I did dig into, however, were absolutely fascinating.)

A claim in search of evidence: reply to Manger’s thermogenesis hypothesis of cetacean brain structure

Cetaceans Have Complex Brains for Complex Cognition

Convergence of Complex Cognitive Abilities in Cetaceans and Primates

Overlapping and matching of codas in vocal interactions between sperm whales: insights into communication function.

Social and cultural evolution in the ocean

Indications of fitness differences among vocal clans of sperm whales

VESSEL COLLISIONS WITH WHALES: THE PROBABILITY OF LETHAL INJURY BASED ON VESSEL SPEED

Culture and conservation of non-humans with reference to whales and dolphins: review and new directions

Off-axis effects on the multi-pulse structure of sperm whale coda clicks

Convergence of Complex Cognitive Abilities in Cetaceans and Primates

Mirror self-recognition in the bottlenose dolphin: A case of cognitive convergence

Sperm Whales

Collected work of Richard C. Connor

Why Do Dolphins Carry Sponges?

Social Communication in Whales and Dolphins

"Communication and Cognition," in Biology of Marine Mammals

Vocal learning in cetaceans”, in Social influences on vocal development

USDA Information Resources on Marine Mammals: Cetaceans–Environmental / Contamination / Pollution

Image: Natura Paparazzo