Striped Dolphin Social Behavior

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A very brief presentation on some of the implications striped dolphin social behavior has for human society and scientific study. Music: Heart of the Giant from Ecco: Songs of Time.

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Striped Dolphin Social Behavior

  1. 1. Stenella coeruleoalbaGenus: StenellaFamily: DelphinidaeSub-Order: OdontocetiOrder: Cetaceao Echolocation, complexvocalizationso Active, frequent play behavioro Cooperative feeding in similarspecieso Varied group structures andsocial behaviors
  2. 2. -Gaspari et. al.Findingso Different populations (inshore andoffshore, different seas)o Smaller groups show higher kinshipo Females associate with adult kin“Social kin associations and geneticstructuring of striped dolphinpopulations (Stenella coeruleoalba) inthe Mediterranean Sea”
  3. 3. Mythso Arion and the Corinthian sailorso Apollo and dolphinsAccountso Befriending children(Puteoli, Iasus, Naupactus, etc.)o Cooperative fishing (LateraLake, Aegean Sea)
  4. 4. o Contributions to scienceso Behavioral, cognitive, ecological, marine mammal etc.o Impacts on human societyo Why do dolphins help or take interest in humans?o Understanding human behavioro Similarities to dolphins
  5. 5. BibliographyInformationCarwardine, Mark, Erich Hoyt, R. Ewan Fordyce, and Peter Gill. A Guide to Whales, Dolphins &Porpoises. San Francisco: Fog City Press, 1998.Devine, Eleanore; Clark, Martha. The Dolphin Smile: Twenty-Nine Centuries of Dolphin Lore. New York:The Macmillan Company, 1967.Gaspari, S., Azzellino, A., Airoldi, S., & Hoelzel, A. R. “Social kin associations and genetic structuring ofstriped dolphin populations ( Stenella coeruleoalba) in the Mediterranean Sea.” Molecular Ecology 16,no. 14 (2007): 2922-33.“Striped Dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba).” NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources. <http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/mammals/cetaceans/stripeddolphin.htm>ImagesCasselman, Bill. “Words of the World.”<http://www.billcasselman.com/new_July_2012/dolphin_words.htm>Culik, Boris. “Stenella coeruleoalba.” <http://www.cms.int/reports/small_cetaceans/data/S_ceoruleoalba/s_coeruleoalba.htm>“Dolphins.” <http://www.yachtmollymawk.com/2010/03/dolphins/>Exekias. Dionysus Cup. c. 540 BC. Museum Antiker Kleinkunst, Munich. <http://shelton.berkeley.edu/painting/Images-BF.html>Kirby, David. “Marcos the Abandoned Baby Dolphin.” January 25, 2013.<http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/01/25/marcos-dolphin>“The Stages of Animal Rights Activism.” <http://coveblueforjiyu.com/tag/dolphin/>

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