In the Media


TV & Radio

June 26th, 2011

The Dolphins of Shark Bay ABC1

April 10th, 2011

Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom: The Dolphins of Shark Bay Animal Planet

February 10th, 2011

Interview with Janet Mann for the “The Kitchen Sisters” NPR

November 3rd, 2010

The Dolphins of Shark Bay BBC Two

BBC Woman's Hour: Janet Mann BBC Radio 4

BBC Outlook: Janet Mann BBC World Service

August 3rd, 2010

Environmental Outlook: Intelligence Under the Sea The Diane Rehm Show (NPR)

Popular Articles

November 2, 2011

Wild dolphin baby born at popular WA beach Australian Geographic

November 1, 2011

Baby dolphin makes big splash The West Australian

New dolphin calf Piper joins Monkey Mia pod Perth Now - The Sunday Times

New dolphin calf at popular WA beach NineMSN News

September 18, 2011

US: Dolphins use tools to hunt University World News

August 18, 2011

Smart Dolphins Hunt for Fish Science Alert Australia and New Zealand

August 16, 2011

Shark Bay Dolphins add conching to their repertoire Science Network Western Australia

July 31, 2011
Dolphins are the greatest spongers The West Australian

July 30, 2011

Dolphins use tools to hunt high-energy prey Perth Now - The Sunday Times

July 30, 2011

Dolphins Use Sponge Tools to Find Prey The Chronicle Herald

July 26, 2011

Dolphin Tool Helps to Find Fare on Seafloor New York Times

July 25, 2011

Cross-Species Gadget Tests Reveal Reason for Dolphin Tools Wired Science

July 21, 2011

Why Dolphins Wear Sponges Science NOW

Mystery of Dolphin Tool Use Solved by GU Researchers Georgetown University

November 2, 2010

Dolphins get by with a little help from their (female) friends Newsday

Dolphins get by with a little help from their (female) friends Doctors Lounge

Dolphins get by with a little help from their (female) friends Health.com

Dolphins get by with a little help from their (female) friends MSN Health & Fitness

Dolphins get by with a little help from their (female) friends U.S. News & World Report

Baby dolphin survival depends on mom's friends Wired Science

With a little help from their friends HealthCanal.com

Social Factors play vital role in dolphins' life TopNews United Kingdom

Social factors play role in dolphin baby survival Cape Cod Times

Successful dolphin moms get help from pals Daily News & Analysis

Successful dolphin mums get help from pals Zee News

Successful mothers get help from their friends: Dolphin study Medical News Today

Successful dolphin mums get help from their pals Oneindia

Successful dolphin mums get help from their pals India Talkies

Bonding makes good mums ScienceAlert

Successful dolphin mums get help from pals Sify

Social network important for dolphins' reproduction China.org.cn

Successful dolphin mums get help from pals TopNews

Successful dolphin mums get help from pals DailyIndia.com

Successful dolphin mums get help from pals Thaindian.com

Social network great for dolphin calves TopNews United States

Social network important for dolphins' reproductive fitness: scientists People's Daily Online

Social network important for dolphins' reproductive fitness: scientists Xinhua

Social factors play role in dolphin fitness The Portland Press Herald

Dolphin moms do better with help from friends Australian Geographic

Dolphin social network good for calves ABC Science Online

Successful mothers get help from their friends, dolphin study finds Science Daily

Successful dolphin moms seem to be created, not born Fox 59

Successful dolphin moms seem to be created, not born Los Angeles Times

Successful dolphin moms seem to be created, not born Imperial Press Valley

Successful dolphin moms seem to be created, not born Chicago Tribune

Study: Social ties as important as genes for dolphin reproductive fitness Vancouver Sun

Study: Social ties as important as genes for dolphin reproductive fitness Lexington Herald Leader

November 1, 2010

Successful mothers get help from their friends: Dolphin study PhysOrg.com

Successful mothers get help from their friends: Dolphin study EurekAlert

Friendships seen as key to success for dolphin moms World Science

Study: Social ties as important as genes for dolphin reproductive fitness The Republic

Dolphin moms do better with friends, family Tucson Citizen

Successful mothers get help from their friends: Dolphin study FirstScience

Successful mothers get help from their friends RedOrbit

Dolphin moms do better with friends, family USA Today

Study: Social ties as important as genes for dolphins' reproductive fitness The Sacramento Bee

Study: Social ties as important as genes for dolphins' reproductive fitness The Bellingham Herald

Study: Social ties as important as genes for dolphins' reproductive fitness Daily Me

Successful mothers get help from their friends: Dolphin study e! Science News

New BBC film shows dolphins teaching younger animals how to hunt for the first time Daily Mail, UK

Even a dolphin needs to learn to fish Metro, UK

September 13th, 2010

Dolphins shell out for a fish supper Brisbane Times

September 8th, 2010

Meet William the Concherer, the dolphin that can fish New Scientist

September 3rd, 2010

Scientists breathe easy with new dolphin DNA testing University of Queensland

September 2nd, 2010

The amazing bottlenose dolphins of Shark Bay BBC Wildlife Magazine

September 1st, 2010

GU scientists collect dolphin DNA from “blow” Vox Populi

August 30th, 2010

Gentler method of dolphin study described United Press International

August 28th, 2010

Smart and fast, marine mammals are guarding our military bases The Seattle Times

August 27th, 2010

DNA gathering development a blow to Japan's whaling 'science' The Australian

Blowhole breakthrough over dolphin DNA Times of Malta

August 26th, 2010

A novel method for collecting dolphin DNA Science Centric

Dolphin breath gives up genetic clues Australian Geographic

Scientists develop harmless method for collecting dolphin DNA DNA Worldwide

August 25th, 2010

New technique to collect DNA from dolphin breath BBC News: Science & Environment

DNA Extracted from Dolphin ‘Blow’ Georgetown University

A novel method for collecting dolphin DNA PhysOrg.com

Publications

Scientific publications on the Shark Bay and Monkey Mia dolphins

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2015

Karniski, C.B., Patterson, E.M., Kryzyszcyk, E., Foroughirad, V., Stanton, M.A. & J. Mann. In press. A comparison of survey and focal follow methods for estimating individual activity budgets of cetaceans. Marine Mammal Science.
Mann, J. & Singh, L.O. 2015. Culture, diffusion, and networks in social animals. Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (Eds. Robert Scott and Stephen Kosslyn) Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

2014

Singh. L.O. & Mann, J. 2014. Modeling social preferences based on social interactions. In Encyclopedia of Social Networks and Data Mining. Alhajj, Reda; Rokne, Jon (Eds.) Springer-Verlag. 2200pps.
Cords, M. & Mann J. 2014. Social conflict management in primates: Is there a case for dolphins? In J. Yamagiwa & L. Karczmarski, (Eds.) Primates and Cetaceans: Field Research and Conservation of Complex Mammalian Societies, Springer. Ch 10, 207-212.
Mann, J. & Würsig, B. 2014. Observing and quantifying delphinid behavior in the wild: Current problems, limitations and future directions. In J. Yamagiwa & L. Karczmarski, (Eds.) Primates and Cetaceans: Field Research and Conservation of Complex Mammalian Societies, Springer. Ch. 17, pp. 335-344.
Stanton, M. & Mann, J. 2014. Social Network Analysis: Applications to primate and cetacean societies. In J. Yamagiwa & L. Karczmarski, (Eds.) Primates and Cetaceans: Field Research and Conservation of Complex Mammalian Societies, Springer. CH 18. pp. 345-354.
Stanton, M. & Mann, J. 2014. Shark Bay bottlenose dolphins: A case study for defining and measuring sociality. In J. Yamagiwa & L. Karczmarski, (Eds.) Primates and Cetaceans: Field Research and Conservation of Complex Mammalian Societies, Springer. Ch. 6, 115-128.
Krützen, M., Kreicker, S. MacLeod, C.D., Learmonth, J., Kopps, A.M., Walsham, P. & S.J. Allen. 2014. Cultural transmission of tool use by Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.) provides access to a novel foraging niche. Proceedings of the Royal Society-B, doi:10.1098/rspb.2014.0374
Kopps, A. M., Ackermann, C. Y., Sherwin, W. B., Allen, S. J., Bejder, L. & M. Krützen. 2014. Cultural transmission of tool use combined with habitat specializations leads to fine-scale genetic structure in bottlenose dolphins. Proceedings of the Royal Society-B, doi:10.1098/rspb.2013.3245

2013

Kopps, A. M., Krützen M., Allen, S. J., Bacher, K. & W. B. Sherwin. 2013. Characterizing the socially transmitted foraging tactic “sponging” by bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.) in the western gulf of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Marine Mammal Science, doi:10.1111/mms.12089
Mann, J. & E. M. Patterson 2013. Tool use by aquatic animals. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B doi: 10.1098/rstb.2012.0424.
Foroughirad, V. & J. Mann. 2013. Long-term impacts of fish provisioning on the behavior and survival of wild bottlenose dolphins Biol Conserv, 160: 242-249. doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2013.01.001

2012

Stanton, M. A., & J. Mann. 2012. Early Social Networks Predict Survival in Wild Bottlenose Dolphins PLoS ONE, 7(10): e47508. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0047508
Kopps, A. M., & W. B. Sherwin. 2012. Modelling the emergence and stability of a vertically transmitted cultural trait in bottlenose dolphins Animal Behaviour, doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2012.08.029.
Krzyszczyk, E., Kopps, A. M., Bacher, K., Smith, H., Stephens, N., Meighan, N. A., & J. Mann. 2012. A report on six cases of seagrass-associated gastric impaction in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.) Marine Mammal Science, doi:10.1111/j.1748-7692.2012.00579.x.
Mann, J., Stanton, M. A., Patterson, E. M., Bienenstock, E. J., & L. O. Singh. 2012. Social networks reveal cultural behaviour in tool-using dolphins Nat Commun, 3, p 980 doi:10.1038/ncomms1983
Patterson, E. M. & J. Mann. 2012. Look, no hands! Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 35:4 , pp 33-34 doi:10.1017/S0140525X1100207X
Tsai, Y-J. J, & J. Mann. 2012. Dispersal, philopatry, and the role of fission-fusion dynamics in bottlenose dolphins. Marine Mammal Science doi: 10.1111/j.1748-7692.2011.00559.x
Randic, S., Connor, R. C., Sherwin, W. B., & M. Krützen. 2012. A novel mammalian social structure in Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.): complex male alliances in an open social network. Proc R Soc B doi:10.1098/rspb.2012.0264.
Krzyszczyk, E. & J. Mann. 2012. Why become speckled? Ontogeny and function of speckling in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.) in Shark Bay, Australia. Marine Mammal Science. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-7692.2011.00483.x

2011

Stanton, M. A., Gibson, Q. A., & J. Mann. 2011. When mum’s away: A study of mother and calf ego networks during separations in wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.). Animal Behaviour 82:405-412.
Patterson, E. M. & J. Mann. 2011. The ecological conditions that favor tool use and innovation in wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.). PLoS ONE 6(7): e22243. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0022243
Frère, C., Mann, J., Krützen, M., Connor, R., Bejder, L., & W. Sherwin. 2011. Nature and nurture: A step towards investigating their interactions in the wild. Communicative & Integrative Biology 4(2):192-193.
Connor, R. C., Watson-Capps, J. J., Sherwin, W. B. & M. Krützen. 2011. A new level of complexity in the male alliance networks of Indian Ocean bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.). Biology Letters, 7(4):623-626

2010

Frère, C., Krützen M., Mann, J., Bejder, L., Connor, R., & W. Sherwin. 2010. Social and genetic interactions drive fitness variation in a free-living dolphin population. PNAS.
Frère, C., Krzyszczyk, E., Patterson, E. M., Hunter, S., Ginsburg, A., Mann, J. 2010. Thar she blows! A novel method for DNA collection from cetacean blow. PloS ONE.
Frère, C., Krützen M., Kopps, A., Ward, P., Mann, J., Sherwin, W. B. 2010. Inbreeding Tolerance and Fitness Costs in Wild Bottlenose Dolphins. Proceedings of the Royal Society-B. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2010.0039
Frère, C., Krützen, M., Mann, J., Watson-Capps, J. J., Patterson, E. M., Tsai, Y. J., Connor, R., Bejder, L., Sherwin, W. B. 2010. Home range overlap, matrilineal and biparental kinship drive female associations in bottlenose dolphins. Animal Behaviour. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2010.06.007

2009

Sargeant, B. L. & Mann, J. 2009. From social learning to culture: Intrapopulation variation in bottlenose dolphins. In B.G. Galef Jr. and K. N. Laland (Eds.) The Question of Animal Culture. Harvard University Press. Ch. 7, Pp 152-173.
Sargeant, B.L & Mann, J. 2009. Developmental evidence for foraging traditions in wild bottlenose dolphins. Animal Behaviour, 78:715-721.
Sharara, H., Singh L., Getoor, L., Mann, J. 2009. The Dynamics of Actor Loyalty to Groups in Affiliation Networks. International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, JUL 20-22, 2009 Athens, Greece: pp. 101-106.
Gibson, Q.A. & Mann, J. 2009. Do sampling method and sample size affect basic measures of dolphin sociality? Marine Mammal Science. 25:187-198.

2008

Mann, J., Sargeant, B. L., Watson-Capps, J. J., Gibson, Q. A., Heithaus, M. R., Connor, R. C. & Patterson, E. 2008. Why Do Dolphins Carry Sponges? PLoS One. Published Dec 10 2008.
Gibson, Q.A. & Mann, J. 2008. The size and composition of wild bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops sp.) mother-calf groups in Shark Bay, Australia. Animal Behaviour. 76: 389-405.
Gibson, Q.A. & Mann, J. 2008. Early social development in wild bottlenose dolphins: Sex differences, individual variation and maternal influence. Animal Behaviour. 76: 375-387.
Higham, J. & Bejder, L. 2008. Managing wildlife-based tourism: Edging slowly toward sustainability? Current Issues in Tourism. 11(1): 75-83.

2007

Kang, H., Getoor, L. & Singh, L. 2007. Visual analysis of dynamic group membership in temporal social networks. Sigkdd explorations ACM. 9(2): 13-21.
Sargeant, B. L. & J. Mann. 2007. Defining and detecting innovation: Are cognitive and developmental mechanisms important? Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 30: 423-424.
Mann, J., Sargeant, B. L., & M. Minor. 2007. Calf inspection of fish catches: Opportunities for oblique social learning? Marine Mammal Science. 23(1): 197-202.
Connor, R. C. 2007. Dolphin social intelligence: complex alliance relationships in bottlenose dolphins and a consideration of selective environments for extreme brain size evolution in mammals. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. FirstCite Early Online Publishing. DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2006.1997.
Sargeant, B.L., Wursing, A.J., Heithaus, M.R., & Mann, J. 2007. Can environmental heterogeneity explain individual foraging variation in wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.)? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.

2006

Bejder, L., Samuels, A., Whitehead, H. & N. Gales. 2006. Interpreting short-term behavioural responses within a longitudinal perspective. Animal Behaviour. 72(5): 1149-1158.
Bejder, L., Samuels, A., Whitehead, H., Gales, N., Mann, J., Connor, R., Heithaus, M., Watson-Capps, J. J., Flaherty, C. & M. Krützen. 2006. Decline in relative abundance of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp) exposed to long-term disturbance. Conservation Biology. 20(6): 1791-1798.
Connor, R. C., Smolker, R. and L. Bejder. 2006. Synchrony, social behaviour and alliance affiliation in Indian Ocean bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops aduncus. Animal Behaviour. 72(6): 1371-1378.
Connor, R. C., Mann, J. & J. J. Watson-Capps. 2006. A sex-specific affiliative contact behavior in Indian Ocean bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops sp. Ethology. 112: 631-638.
Mann, J. 2006. Sociosexual behaviour among Indian Ocean bottlenose dolphins and the development of male-male bonds. In: Vasey P. and V. Sommer (eds), Homosexual Behaviour in Animals: An Evolutionary Perspective Cambridge University Press. Chapter 4, pp. 107-130.
Gibson, Q. A. 2006. Non-lethal shark attack on a bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops sp.) calf. Marine Mammal Science. 22(1):192-198.

2005

Connor, R. C. & J. Mann. 2005. Rational dolphins: A walk on the wild side. In: Hurley S. and M. Nudd (eds.), Rational Animals Oxford University Press pp. 329-367.
Gero, S., Bejder, L., Whitehead, H., Mann, J., & R. C. Connor. 2005. Behaviorally specific preferred associations in bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops spp. Can. J. Zool. 83: 1566-1573.
Krützen, M., Mann, J., Heithaus, M., Connor, R., Bejder, L. & B. Sherwin. 2005. Cultural transmission of tool use in bottlenose dolphins. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 105(25): 8939-8943.
Mann, J. & J.J. Watson-Capps. 2005. Surviving at Sea: Ecological and behavioral predictors of calf mortality in Indian Ocean bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.) Animal Behaviour. 69(4): 899-909.
Sargeant, B., Mann, J., Berggren, P., & M. Krützen. 2005. Specialization and development of beach hunting, a rare foraging behavior, by wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.) Canadian Journal of Zoology. 83: 1400-1410.
Scott, E. M., Mann, J., Watson, J. J., Sargeant, B. L. & R. C. Connor. 2005. Aggression in bottlenose dolphins: Evidence for sexual coercion, male-male competition, and female tolerance through analysis of tooth-rake marks and behaviour. Behaviour. 142: 21-44.
Watson-Capps, J. J. & J. Mann. 2005. The effects of aquaculture on bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops sp.) ranging in Shark Bay, Western Australia. Biological Conservation. 124: 519-526.

2004

Heithaus, M. R. 2004. Fish communities of seagrass meadows and associated habitats in Shark Bay, Western Australia. Bulletin of Marine Science. 75: 79-99.
Krützen M., Barre L.M., Connor R.C., Mann J. & Sherwin, W. B. 2004. O father: where art thou? - Paternity assessment in an open fission-fusion society of wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.) in Shark Bay, Western Australia. Molecular Ecology.
Krützen M., Sherwin W. B., Berggren, P. & Gales, N. J. 2004. Population structure in an inshore cetacean revealed by microsatellite and mtDNA analysis: bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.) in Shark Bay, Western Australia. Marine Mammal Science. 20: 28-47.

2003

Bejder, L. & A. Samuels. 2003. Evaluating impacts of nature-based tourism on cetaceans. In: N. Gales, M. Hindell, R. Kirkwood (eds.) Marine Mammals and Humans: Towards a sustainable balance. CSIRO Publishing. 480 pp.
Samuels, A., Bejder, L., Constantine, R., & Heinrich, S. 2003. A review of swimming with wild cetaceans with a specific focus on the Southern Hemisphere. In: N. Gales, M. Hindell, R. Kirkwood (eds.) Marine Mammals and Humans: Towards a sustainable balance. CSIRO Publishing. 480 pp.
Connor, R. C. & M. Krützen. 2003. Levels and patterns in dolphin alliance formation. In: Animal Social Complexity, Intelligence, Culture, and Individualized Societies (eds, Frans B. M. de Waal and Peter L. Tyack),
Harvard University Press. pp.115-120.
Mann, J. & C. Kemps. 2003. The effects of provisioning on maternal care in bottlenose dolphins. In: N. Gales, M. Hindell, R. Kirkwood (eds.) Marine Mammals and Humans: Towards a sustainable balance. CSIRO Publishing. 480 pp.
Mann, J. & B. Sargeant. 2003. Like mother, like calf: The ontogeny of foraging traditions in wild Indian Ocean bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.). In: Fragaszy D. and S. Perry (eds.) The Biology of Traditions: Models and Evidence. Cambridge University Press. pp.236-266.
Krützen, M., Sherwin, W. B., Barre, L. M., Connor, R. C., Van de Casteele, T., Mann, J. & R. Brooks. 2003. Contrasting relatedness patterns in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.) with different alliance strategies. Proceedings of the Royal Society - Series B: Biological Sciences. 270: 497-502.

2002

Krützen, M., Barre, L. M., Moller, L. M., Simms, C., Heithaus, M.R. & W.B. Sherwin. 2002. A biopsy system for small cetaceans: darting success and wound healing in Tursiops spp. Marine Mammal Science 18: 863–878.
Heithaus, M. R. & L. M. Dill. 2002. Food Availability And Tiger Shark Predation Risk influence bottlenose dolphin habitat use. Ecology 83: 480-491.
Heithaus, M.R. & L.M. Dill. 2002. Feeding Strategies and tactics. In:Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals. W. F. Perrin, B. Wursig, & J. G. M. Thewissen (eds.) Academic Press: New York. pp. 412-422.
Heithaus, M. R., Dill, L. M., Marshall, G. J. & B. Buhleier. 2002. Habitat Use And Foraging Behavior Of Tiger Sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) In A Seagrass ecosystem. Marine Biology 140: 237-248.
Heithaus, M. R., Frid, A. & L.M. Dill. 2002. Shark-Inflicted Injury Frequencies, escape ability, and habitat use of green and loggerhead turtles. Marine Biology. 140: 229-236.

2001

Connor, R. C., Heithaus, M. R. & L. M. Barre. 2001. Complex social structure, alliance stability and mating access in a bottlenose dolphin 'super-alliance'. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, 268: 263-267.
Connor, R.C. 2001. Social relationships in a big-brained aquatic mammal. In: Dugatkin LA. (ed). Model Systems in Behavioral Ecology. Princeton University Press.
Heithaus, M.R. 2001. The biology of tiger sharks, Galeocerdo cuvier, in Shark Bay, Western Australia: sex ratio, size distribution, diet and seasonal changes in catch rates.Environmental Biology of Fishes. 61:25-36.
Heithaus, M. R., Marshall, G. J., Buhleier, B. M. & L. M. Dill. 2001. Employing Crittercam to study habitat use and behavior of large sharks. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 209:307-310.
Heithaus, M. R. 2001. Shark attacks on bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) in Shark Bay, Western Australia: Attack rate, bite scar frequencies, and attack seasonality. Marine Mammal Science. 17: 526-539.
Krützen M., Valsecchi E., Connor R.C. and W. Sherwin. 2001. Characterization of micosatellites in Tursiops aduncus. Molecular Ecology Notes. 170-172.

2000

Connor, R. C., Heithaus, M. R., Berggren, P. & J. L. Miksis. 2000. 'Kerplunking': Surface fluke-splashes during shallow water bottom foraging by bottlenose dolphins. Marine Mammal Science. 16: 646-653.
Connor, R.C., Wells, R., Mann, J. & A. Read. 2000. The bottlenose dolphin: social relationships in a fission-fusion society. In: Mann J., Connor R., Tyack P. and H. Whitehead (eds.), Cetacean Societies: Field studies of whales and dolphins. University of Chicago Press.
Mann, J., Connor, R. C., Barre, L. M. & M. R. Heithaus. 2000. Female reproductive success in wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.): Life history, habitat, provisioning,and group size effects. Behavioral Ecology. 11: 210-219.

1999

Connor, R. C., Heithaus, M. R. & L. M. Barre. 1999. Superalliance of bottlenose dolphins. Nature. 371: 571-572.
Janik, V.M. 1999. Origins and implications of vocal learning in bottlenose dolphins. In: Box H.O. & Gibson K.R. (eds), Mammalian social learning: comparative and ecological perspectives. Cambridge University Press: 308-326.
Mann, J. 1999. Behavioral Sampling for Cetaceans: A Review and Critique. Marine Mammal Science.15(1): 102-122.
Mann, J. & H. Barnett. 1999. Lethal tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvieri) attack on bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops sp.) calf: Defense and reactions by the mother. Marine Mammal Science. 15(2): 568-575.
Mann, J. & B. B. Smuts. 1999. Behavioral development in wild bottlenose dolphin newborns (Tursiops sp.). Behaviour. 136: 529-566.
Smolker, R. A. & J. Pepper. 1999. Whistle convergence among allied male bottlenose dolphins Delphinidae, Tursiops sp.) Ethology. 105(7): 595-617.

1998

Mann, J. & B. B. Smuts. 1998. Natal attraction: Allomaternal care and mother-infant separations in wild bottlenose dolphins. Animal Behaviour. 55: 1097-1113.

1997

Mann, J. 1997. Individual differences in bottlenose dolphin infants. Family Systems. 4: 35-49.
Smolker, R. A., Richards, A. F., Connor, R. C., Mann, J. & P. Berggren. 1997. Sponge-carrying by Indian Ocean bottlenose dolphins: Possible tool-use by a delphinid Ethology. 103: 454-465.

1996

Connor, R. C. & M. R. Heithaus. 1996. Approach by great white shark elicits flight response in bottlenose dolphins. Marine Mammal Science. 12: 602-606.
Connor, R. C. & R. A. Smolker. 1996. 'Pop' goes the dolphin: a vocalization male bottlenose dolphins produce during consortships. Behaviour. 133: 643-662.
Connor, R. C., Richards, A. F., Smolker, R. A. & J. Mann. 1996. Patterns of female attractiveness in Indian Ocean bottlenose dolphins. Behaviour. 133: 37-69.
Connor, R. C., & R. A. Smolker. 1995. Seasonal changes in the stability of male-male bonds in Indian Ocean Bottlenose dolphins. Aquatic mammals. 21: 213-216.

1995 & prior

Mann, J., Smolker, R. A., & B. B. Smuts. 1995. Responses to calf entanglement in free-ranging bottlenose dolphins. Marine Mammal Science. 11(1): 168-175.
Smolker, R. A., Mann, J., & B. B. Smuts. 1993. The use of signature whistles during separations and reunions among wild bottlenose dolphin mothers and calves. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 33: 393-402.
Connor, R. C., Smolker, R. A. & A. F. Richards. 1992. Two levels of alliance formation among bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops) sp. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 89: 987-990.
Connor, R. C., Smolker, R. A. & A. F. Richards. 1992. Dolphin alliances and coalitions. In: Harcourt A.H. & de Waal F.B.M., (eds), Coalitions and alliances in humans and other animals. Oxford University Press. pp. 415-443.
Smolker, R. A., Richards, A. F., Connor, R. C. & J.W. Pepper. 1992. Sex differences in patterns of association among Indian Ocean bottlenose dolphins. Behaviour 123: 38-69.
Connor, R. C., & R. A. Smolker. 1990. Quantitative description of a rare behavioral event: a bottlenose dolphins behavior toward her deceased offspring In: Leatherwood S. & Reeves R.R. (eds), The Bottlenose Dolphin. Academic Press, New York: 355-360.
Smolker, R. & A. F. Richards. 1988. Loud sounds during feeding in Indian ocean bottlenose dolphins. In: Nachtigall P. & Moore P.W.B. (eds), Animal Sonar: processes and performance. Plenum Press, New York. pp. 703-706.
Connor, R. C. & R. A. Smolker. 1985. Habituated dolphins (Tursiops sp.) in Western Australia. Journal of Mammalogy. 66: 398-400.

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March 20, 2014

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March 19, 2014

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March 18, 2014

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Dolphin 'sponging' spans centuries BBC Nature News

October 15, 2012

Early social bonds predict survival in male dolphins Georgetown University News

Clever dolphins using sea sponges to catch fish ABC News

Sponging dolphins pass fishing trick from mother to daughter: study Reuters

Sponging dolphins pass fishing trick from mother to daughter: study Science Daily

October 14, 2012

Sponging a feed has become a habit The Sunday Age National News

The bottlenose dolphins who bring up their daughters to be lifelong spongers The Sydney Morning Herald

August 2, 2012

Dolphins form social cliques and share hunting secrets, study finds Yahoo! News

Dolphins hang out in cliques, scientists find TODAYonline

Dolphins form sub-cultures: study The Australian

Dolphins form sub-cultures: study Courier Mail

Dolphins form elite societies and cliques: Scientists Times of India

STUDY: Dolphins form elite societies MINA

Dolphins form elite societies and cliques Zee News

Dolphins form elite societies and cliques: scientists Business Standard

August 1, 2012

'Bullingdon Club' dolphins form elite societies and cliques, scientists find Irish Independent

Study: Dolphins Sponge Up Culture Naharnet

'Bullingdon Club' dolphins form elite societies and cliques, scientists find The Telegraph

Dolphins sponge up culture, study finds Sky News

Dolphins form cultural cliques - study Herald Sun

Dolphins sponge up culture, study finds MSN New Zealand

Dolphins sponge up sub-culture - study New Zealand Herald

Scientists Discover Another Mammal That Forms Elite Groups Business Insider

Like humans, dolphins hang out in cliques LA Times

Australian dolphins form a subculture Science Illustrated

Dolphins found to share interests The Daily Telegraph

Dolphins form sub-cultures: study World News Australia

Dolphins that sponge together stay together Adelaide Now

Dolphins form cultural cliques - study News.com.au

Dolphins sponge up culture, study finds Bigpond News Australia

Tool-using dolphins form subculture Cosmos Magazine

Dolphins form 'elite groups' around mutual interest The London Times

Dolphins are choosy about who they hang out with The Globe and Mail

Dolphins form sub-cultures: study NineMSN News

Dolphin innovation and culture uses their social abilities Earth Times

Bottlenose Dolphins Form Cliques Based On Sponges International Science Times

Wild Bottlenose Dolphins: Research Shows They Can Be Stuck Up RedOrbit

In the dolphin world, the smart kids stick together: The mammals form 'cliques' among those clever enough to hunt with sponges DailyMail Online

July 31, 2012

'Sponger' dolphins like to keep each other company USA Today

Dolphin Social Networks Show First Hints of Culture LiveScience

Humans, Dolphins Only Mammals to Socialize Based on Subcultures Georgetown University News

Dolphin social networks show hints of culture CBS News

Dolphin social networks show first hints of culture NBC News

Sponging Dolphins Form Cultural Cliques Epoch Times

Dolphins sponge up culture, study finds News24

Dolphins sponge up culture Mother Nature Network

Dolphins sponge up culture France24

Dolphins that sponge together stay together Perth Now

Dolphins sponge up culture: study Yahoo! News UK

Dolphins sponge up culture: study AFP

December 19, 2011

Dolphin calf makes a splash in WA waters NineMSN News

December 19, 2011

New babies for Monkey Mia dolphin family The West Australian

December 18, 2011

New dolphin calf born at Monkey Mia Perth Now - The Sunday Times

November 2, 2011

Wild dolphin baby born at popular WA beach Australian Geographic

November 1, 2011

Baby dolphin makes big splash The West Australian

New dolphin calf Piper joins Monkey Mia pod Perth Now - The Sunday Times

New dolphin calf at popular WA beach NineMSN News

September 18, 2011

US: Dolphins use tools to hunt University World News

August 18, 2011

Smart Dolphins Hunt for Fish Science Alert Australia and New Zealand

August 16, 2011

Shark Bay Dolphins add conching to their repertoire Science Network Western Australia

July 31, 2011
Dolphins are the greatest spongers The West Australian

July 30, 2011

Dolphins use tools to hunt high-energy prey Perth Now - The Sunday Times

July 30, 2011

Dolphins Use Sponge Tools to Find Prey The Chronicle Herald

July 26, 2011

Dolphin Tool Helps to Find Fare on Seafloor New York Times

July 25, 2011

Cross-Species Gadget Tests Reveal Reason for Dolphin Tools Wired Science

July 21, 2011

Why Dolphins Wear Sponges Science NOW

Mystery of Dolphin Tool Use Solved by GU Researchers Georgetown University

November 2, 2010

Dolphins get by with a little help from their (female) friends Newsday

Dolphins get by with a little help from their (female) friends Doctors Lounge

Dolphins get by with a little help from their (female) friends Health.com

Dolphins get by with a little help from their (female) friends MSN Health & Fitness

Dolphins get by with a little help from their (female) friends U.S. News & World Report

Baby dolphin survival depends on mom's friends Wired Science

With a little help from their friends HealthCanal.com

Social Factors play vital role in dolphins' life TopNews United Kingdom

Social factors play role in dolphin baby survival Cape Cod Times

Successful dolphin moms get help from pals Daily News & Analysis

Successful dolphin mums get help from pals Zee News

Successful mothers get help from their friends: Dolphin study Medical News Today

Successful dolphin mums get help from their pals Oneindia

Successful dolphin mums get help from their pals India Talkies

Bonding makes good mums ScienceAlert

Successful dolphin mums get help from pals Sify

Social network important for dolphins' reproduction China.org.cn

Successful dolphin mums get help from pals TopNews

Successful dolphin mums get help from pals DailyIndia.com

Successful dolphin mums get help from pals Thaindian.com

Social network great for dolphin calves TopNews United States

Social network important for dolphins' reproductive fitness: scientists People's Daily Online

Social network important for dolphins' reproductive fitness: scientists Xinhua

Social factors play role in dolphin fitness The Portland Press Herald

Dolphin moms do better with help from friends Australian Geographic

Dolphin social network good for calves ABC Science Online

Successful mothers get help from their friends, dolphin study finds Science Daily

Successful dolphin moms seem to be created, not born Fox 59

Successful dolphin moms seem to be created, not born Los Angeles Times

Successful dolphin moms seem to be created, not born Imperial Press Valley

Successful dolphin moms seem to be created, not born Chicago Tribune

Study: Social ties as important as genes for dolphin reproductive fitness Vancouver Sun

Study: Social ties as important as genes for dolphin reproductive fitness Lexington Herald Leader

November 1, 2010

Successful mothers get help from their friends: Dolphin study PhysOrg.com

Successful mothers get help from their friends: Dolphin study EurekAlert

Friendships seen as key to success for dolphin moms World Science

Study: Social ties as important as genes for dolphin reproductive fitness The Republic

Dolphin moms do better with friends, family Tucson Citizen

Successful mothers get help from their friends: Dolphin study FirstScience

Successful mothers get help from their friends RedOrbit

Dolphin moms do better with friends, family USA Today

Study: Social ties as important as genes for dolphins' reproductive fitness The Sacramento Bee

Study: Social ties as important as genes for dolphins' reproductive fitness The Bellingham Herald

Study: Social ties as important as genes for dolphins' reproductive fitness Daily Me

Successful mothers get help from their friends: Dolphin study e! Science News

New BBC film shows dolphins teaching younger animals how to hunt for the first time Daily Mail, UK

Even a dolphin needs to learn to fish Metro, UK

September 13th, 2010

Dolphins shell out for a fish supper Brisbane Times

September 8th, 2010

Meet William the Concherer, the dolphin that can fish New Scientist

September 3rd, 2010

Scientists breathe easy with new dolphin DNA testing University of Queensland

September 2nd, 2010

The amazing bottlenose dolphins of Shark Bay BBC Wildlife Magazine

September 1st, 2010

GU scientists collect dolphin DNA from “blow” Vox Populi

August 30th, 2010

Gentler method of dolphin study described United Press International

August 28th, 2010

Smart and fast, marine mammals are guarding our military bases The Seattle Times

August 27th, 2010

DNA gathering development a blow to Japan's whaling 'science' The Australian

Blowhole breakthrough over dolphin DNA Times of Malta

August 26th, 2010

A novel method for collecting dolphin DNA Science Centric

Dolphin breath gives up genetic clues Australian Geographic

Scientists develop harmless method for collecting dolphin DNA DNA Worldwide

August 25th, 2010

New technique to collect DNA from dolphin breath BBC News: Science & Environment

DNA Extracted from Dolphin ‘Blow’ Georgetown University

A novel method for collecting dolphin DNA PhysOrg.com