Are dolphins reciprocal altruists? Article

Connor, RC, Norris, KS. (1982). Are dolphins reciprocal altruists? . AMERICAN NATURALIST, 119(3), 358-374. 10.1086/283915

cited authors

  • Connor, RC; Norris, KS



  • The evidence of epimeletic behavior in dolphins, though based wholly on anecdotes, is so common as to be overwhelming in its broad detail. Data on school structure, based on reliable marking studies at sea, show much fluidity of relationship, except in the larger dimorphic, polygynous species; but in both, intergeneric and interspecific cooperative behavior is clear. -from Authors

publication date

  • January 1, 1982

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start page

  • 358

end page

  • 374


  • 119


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