Recent News


Network paper in Animal Behaviour

We have a new paper out in Animal Behavior! Rob Rankin, Janet Mann, Lisa Singh, Eric Patterson, Ewa Krzyszczyk, and Lars Bejder have published "The role of weighted and topological network information to understand animal social networks: a null model approach" which is now available in our publications section. Congratulations to all the authors!
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New paper in Animal Behavior

Professors Eric Patterson and Janet Mann along with Dr. Ewa Krzyszczyk have published a new paper, "Age-specific foraging performance and reproduction in tool-using wild bottlenose dolphins" in Behavioral Ecology. A link to the pdf can be found under publications!
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New paper in Marine Mammal Science

A new paper, "A comparison of survey and focal follow methods for estimating individual activity budgets of cetaceans", is available for early view at Marine Mammal Science. The link can be found under publications. Congratulations to all the authors!
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New Chapters in Primates and Cetaceans

Shark Bay researchers Janet Mann and Margaret Stanton have contributed to four chapters in the new book Primates and Cetaceans: Field Research and Conservation of Complex Mammalian Societies. Links can be found under publications!
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Janet Mann and Jillian Wisse awarded the Christine Stevens Wildlife Award

Professor Janet Mann and Research Assistant Jillian Wisse have been awarded the Christine Stevens Wildlife Award- a $10,000 grant for their project on noninvasive hormone monitoring in captive and wild cetaceans. Congratulations to the Janet and Jillian! You can read about their work in the Georgetown Hoya

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Madison Miketa receives GEI grant!

PhD Student Madison Miketa has been awarded a Georgetown Environmental Initiative grant for her proposal "Climate change and responses to seagrass die-off in a top predator, the bottlenose dolphin". Congratulations Madison!
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New paper in Proc B

We have a new paper out in Proceedings of the Royal Society B entitled "Cultural transmission of tool use combined with habitat specializations leads to fine-scale genetic structure in bottlenose dolphins." The pdf is available in our Publications section. Congratulations to the authors!

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New paper on aquatic tool use

We have a new paper out in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society-B entitled "Tool use by aquatic animals." The pdf is available in our Publications section. Congratulations to the authors!
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Book Release!

The Dolphins of Shark Bay (Scientists in the Field Series) by Pamela S. Turner is now available for order!

Australia - Booktopia
US & International - Amazon
The Dolphins of Shark Bay

Congratulations Dr. Krzyszczyk!

Congratulations to Dr. Ewa Krzyszczyk! Dr. Krzyszczyk successfully defended her PhD Dissertation "Age Determination, Life History and Juvenile Behavior in Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops sp.) in Shark Bay, Australia" on August 16th.
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