Slow Swimming Shapes Unique Dolphin Society

(PhysOrg.com) -- Male dolphins not only form a series of complex alliances based on their close relatives and friends but these alliances also form a shifting mosaic of overlapping geographic ranges within in an open social network, says a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Slow Swimming Shapes Unique Dolphin Society

The dolphins of Shark Bay, Australia have such unusual social relationships that scientists say they live in a social system that's "unique among mammals."

Wed 28 Mar 12 from Wired Science

Male dolphins build complex teams for social success

(PhysOrg.com) -- Male dolphins not only form a series of complex alliances based on their close relatives and friends but these alliances also form a shifting mosaic of overlapping geographic ...

Wed 28 Mar 12 from Phys.org

Dolphin society 'is run by gangs'

Bottlenose dolphins in Australia organise their complex society into gang-like groups of males, according to scientists.

Tue 27 Mar 12 from BBC News

Meet the Dolphin Mafia

Complex social alliances are unique among mammals, researchers report

Tue 27 Mar 12 from Science Now

Dolphin males share human social network

DOLPHIN NETWORKS: Male dolphins have a very open but complex social structure, similar to that of human males, say researchers.

Tue 27 Mar 12 from ABC Science

Dolphin social networks are unusually open

Male dolphins don't live in tribes, but they form complex alliances with each other

Tue 27 Mar 12 from Newscientist

Dolphins 'resort to rape'

Dolphins appear to have a darker side, according to scientists who suggest they can resort to 'rape' to assert authority.

Thu 29 Mar 12 from Telegraph.co.uk Science

The dark side of Flipper: He's sexual predator of the seas who resorts to rape to get his way

Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth studied bottlenose dolphins in Western Australia and found they had intricate relationships.

Thu 29 Mar 12 from Daily Mail

Dolphins - Living Loose in the Ocean

A fascinating society of bottlenose dolphins have an extremely complex, free and open lifestyle.

Tue 27 Mar 12 from Discovery.com

Dolphins Without Borders: 'Open' Dolphin Society Discovered

No, not in the hippy-dippy commune sense.

Tue 27 Mar 12 from Livescience

Bookmark

Bookmark and Share