Social cognition in the wild: Machiavellian dolphins? Book Chapter

Connor, R, Mann, J. (2012). Social cognition in the wild: Machiavellian dolphins? . 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528272.003.0016

cited authors

  • Connor, R; Mann, J

authors

abstract

  • This chapter examines animal social behaviour in the wild in the case of bottlenose dolphins. It aims to contribute to better understanding of how the cognitive abilities demonstrated in captive bottlenose dolphins function in the wild, and of how the Machiavellian intelligence hypothesis may apply to cetaceans. It compares the selective pressures imposed by social complexity in marine as opposed to terrestrial environments, and draws attention to the very different adaptations found in different cetacean species.

publication date

  • March 22, 2012

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 13