Selective self-rubbing behaviour

in Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins off Hurghada, Northern Red Sea, Egypt

Hypotheses for the functional role of self-rubbing or object rubbing in odontocetes include hygiene (e.g. ectoparasite removal), sensual pleasure, play and socialisation. Self-rubbing has only been described in a few odontocetes, . . .

mating tactics

Mating Tactics

of Free-Swimming Female Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops aduncus)

Mating tactics have been studied more in male than female dolphins. In some populations of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus), males are aggressive and females may have limited control of . . .

Sleeping behaviour

Sleeping behaviour

in Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins off Hurghada, Northern Red Sea, Egypt

While all animal studied to date sleep, cetaceans are among the few that engage in the unusual practice of unihemispherical sleep, where only half of the brain displays typical signs of sleeping. Certain behaviours, such as circular swimming, have . . .

Untersuchungen der gastrointestinalen Parasiten

Untersuchungen der gastrointestinalen Parasiten

zur Beurteilung des Gesundheitszustandes und des Parasitenvorkommens, u.a. von zoonotischen und pathogenen Parasiten, freilebender, indopazifischer Tümmler.

Die vorliegende Studie repräsentiert die erste Untersuchung zum Befall gastrointestinaler Parasiten bei . . .

Self-rubbing behaviour

Self-rubbing behaviour

on gorgonians (Rumphella aggregata) in Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) off Hurghada, Northern Red Sea, Egypt

Several hypotheses have been proposed concerning the functional role of self-rubbing or object rubbing . . .

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