Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Academic Program Adviser
Four beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) were tested for mirror self-recognition at the New York Aquarium. The whales were exposed to a mirror and a non-reflective plexiglass control. Two whales, Natasha and Maris, demonstrated self-directed behavior and Natasha passed one mark-test. Two whales demonstrated compelling evidence for MSR.
Mildener, Alexander, "Evidence of mirror self-recognition in beluga whales" (2023). CUNY Academic Works.
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