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Individualized Whistle Contours in Bottle-nosed Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)


IN 1953, Essapian1 suggested that individual bottle-nosed dolphins, Tursiops truncatus (Montagu), may have distinctive notes which each dolphin can recognize. From his context, in using the word ‘notes’ Essapian referred to the whistle component of Tursiops phonation.

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CALDWELL, M., CALDWELL, D. Individualized Whistle Contours in Bottle-nosed Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Nature 207, 434–435 (1965).

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