Two-component calls in short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus)

TitleTwo-component calls in short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus)
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsQuick, Nicola, Callahan Holly, and Read Andrew J.
JournalMarine Mammal Science
Volume34
Pagination155-168
ISBN Number1748-7692
EndNote Rec Number11793
Keywordsbiphonation, communication, Globicephala macrorhynchus, pilot whales, two-component calls
Abstract

Short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus) have complex vocal repertoires that include calls with two time-frequency contours known as two-component calls. We attached digital acoustic recording tags (DTAGs) to 23 short-finned pilot whales off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and assessed the similarity of two-component calls within and among tags. Two-component calls made up