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"A Window into the Private Lives of Dolphins"

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Dr. Amy Samuels, WHOI, Biology Department
Dr. Samuels has been investigating dolphin behavior in the wild for many years, observing and tracking lineages in the same area in Australia. In this presentation she discussed social interactions and her methods of observation that emphasize objective recording of animal activities and behaviors.

Web-based Resources

The Brookfield Zoo web site
http://www.brookfieldzoo.org/dolphingame/netscape.html

Sarasota Dolphin Research Program
http://www.sarasotadolphin.org/

The Faunal Communications Research Institute
http://animalvoice.com/

The Dolphin Institute (site with texts of scientific papers)
http://www.dolphin-institute.org/

Bottlenose dolphin index from Sea World
http://seaworld.org/animal%2Dinfo/info%2Dbooks/bottlenose/habitat%2D%26%2Ddistribution.htm

Explanation of Dolphin communication
http://dolphins.org/Learn/lmm-dcmm.htm

Sea World site with classroom activities, K-12
http://seaworld.org/just-for-teachers/guides/index.htm

Animal Behavior Society
http://www.animalbehavior.org/

PMEL Acoustic Monitoring Project
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/vents/acoustics.html, click on bioacoustics
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/vents/acoustics/tutorial/tutorial.html
http://newport.pmel.noaa.gov/whales/whalebio.html

Whalenet
http://whale.wheelock.edu/

The Society for Marine Mammology
http://www.marinemammalogy.org/other.htm

Hawaii Whale Research Foundation
http://www.hwrf.org/

The Center for Coastal Studies, Provincetown, Massachusetts
http://www.coastalstudies.org/

A Noisy Silent Spring
Nadis, S.
In: Woods Hole Currents, Summer 1998, pp. 8-10

Now You See Me, Now You Don't: Basic Research in Dolphin Communication and Behavior
In: Ocean Explorer, May 1993, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 1-7

Flukeprints: A History of Studying Cetacean Societies
Samuels, A. and P. Tyack
In: Cetacean Societies: Field Studies of Dolphins and Whales (edited by J. Mann, R.C. Connor, P.L. Tyack, and H. Whitehead), pp. 9-44

Echolocation Lab, by Access Excellence
http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/AEC/AEF/1995/mills_echo.html

Using an Observation Log to Enhance Studies in Biology, by Access Excellence
http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/AEC/AEF/1996/yorks_observation.html

Mapping Animal Behavior, an AskERIC Lesson Plan
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Science/Animals/ANM0040.html

Animal Adaptations: Focus on Bird Beaks
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Science/Animals/ANM0116.html

Investigating Animal Behavior
In: Turnstone Ocean Pilot, pp. 48-53
http://www.whoi.edu/home/education/k12_turnstone.html

Termite Tracking
http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/ATG/data/released/0106-LanaHays/index.html

Last updated: June 24, 2014
 


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