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Master of Arts (MA)
Academic Program Adviser
This study analyzes whistle usage in an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin during birth. Findings show the mother produces two predominant whistle contours. Congruities between the whistles were compared and showed that the type 1 contour bears structural similarity to the first component of the type 2 contour, indicating combinatorial whistle construction.
Dutchen, Robert, "Pre- and Post-Partum Observations of Signature Whistle Characteristics of the Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)" (2021). CUNY Academic Works.