The team arrived in Monkey Mia on the 3rd June for a three month stint in the field; collecting data on the vocal behaviour of the Shark Bay male alliances. We have already seen lots of familiar fins, have observed our first consortships of the season and have recorded some great whistle exchanges (a priority for this year) - watch this space for more news as the season progresses!
I am pleased to announce that the National Geographic Society has awarded me with a research grant to support my 2017 field season in Shark Bay, Western Australia, for my project entitled “Machiavellian Males: the evolution of vocal strategies in a complex system of dolphin alliances”.
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