Rare Research Into False Killer Whales Reveals Anti-Predator Partnerships

 False killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) are one of the least studied species of ocean dolphin, but new light has been cast on their behavior by a team of marine scientists from New Zealand.
The 17-year study revealed that all 61 individuals in the area were linked in a single social network, while 88% of identified individuals were re-sighted in the same area over several years.
Groups of false killer whales were also found to associate with bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncates). These partnerships were found to span more than 5 years and up to 650 km. (Read More.)

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Rare Research Into False Killer Whales Reveals Anti-Predator Partnerships

 False killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) are one of the least studied species of ocean dolphin, but new light has been cast on their behavior by a team of marine scientists from New Zealand.

The 17-year study revealed that all 61 individuals in the area were linked in a single social network, while 88% of identified individuals were re-sighted in the same area over several years.

Groups of false killer whales were also found to associate with bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncates). These partnerships were found to span more than 5 years and up to 650 km. (Read More.)

[Photo source.]

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