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Dolphin Societies: Discoveries and Puzzles

Edited By: Karen Pryor and Kenneth S Norris

397 pages, 102 b/w photos, illus, figs, tabs

University of California Press

Paperback | Nov 1998 | #84254 | ISBN: 0520216563
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Hardback | Dec 1991 | #9233 | ISBN: 0520067177
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Wild dolphins are difficult to study, yet much has been learnt in recent years. This book assembles from a wide variety of sources the most interesting recent research on dolphin behaviour, with data on all species from killer whales to the bottlenosed dolphin. The text is fascinating not only for the information it gives on dolphins but also on the variety and means of the studies conducted.

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Karen Pryor was a founder of Sea Life Park in Hawaii, where she pioneered many dolphin-training techniques. She is the author of numerous papers and several books, including Karen Pryor on Behavior: Essays and Research (1994), and has served on the U.S. Marine Mammal Commission. Kenneth S. Norris is Professor Emeritus of Natural History and Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and one of America's senior mammalogists and conservationists. His work established that dolphins use echolocation. He helped draft the Marine Mammal Protection Act. His books include"The Hawaiian Spinner Dolphin (California, 1994).

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