Shark Bay, 2017
I'm excited to announce that my first publication has been printed in Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology! In the paper, my co-authors and I used fresh tooth-rake marks to examine variation in male aggression in a population of bottlenose dolphins of Shark Bay, Western Australia. We found that males in the Northwest of the bay, where the density of animals is higher, had more marks than males in the Southeast. These results are interesting because it's rare to find variation in aggression within a single social network! Huge thank all of my great co-authors and the team of the Dolphin Alliance Project for the pleasure of working with them!
Here is the link to the paper: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00265-019-2753-1
Image provided by the Dolphin Alliance Project (www.sharkbaydolphins.org).