California and in the Sargasso and Caribbean seas
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|Video of our sperm whale research; courtesy of Romeo Vargas|
The group conducts scientific research on the behavioural ecology, social organisation, diving behaviour, ranging behaviour, distribution, population biology, acoustic behaviour and conservation of several cetacean species.
Primary study species include the sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus), the northern bottlenose whale (Hyperoodon ampullatus), the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops sp.), the long-finned pilot whale (Globicephala melas), the Pink River Dolphin (Inia geoffrensis), the Tucuxi (Sotalia fluviatilis), and the the narwhal (Monodon monoceros). However, research on other species is also conducted opportunistically including comparative studies on cetacean distribution and odontocete diving behaviour.
|List of Publications (.pdf) from the Lab 1977-present (including "in press")|
SOCPROG 2.4 Programs for Analysing Social Structure
These agencies all support or have supported our research
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