First observed wild birth and acoustic record of a possible infanticide attempt on a common bottlenose dolphin

Introduction to paper, see link for full details:

Dolphin infanticideWe observed the birth of a common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) followed immediately by a possible infanticide attempt in the estuary near Savannah, Georgia. Our report is unique in several ways: first, we witnessed the birth of the calf; second, we observed infanticidal behavior almost immediately afterward; and third, we obtained acoustic recordings concurrent with the possible infanticidal behavior.

Our observations provide insight into aggressive, possible infanticidal, behavior in bottlenose dolphins.

Full paper: Marine Mammal Science

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