Title

Cetacean Culture: Slippery When Wet

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1-2001

Department

Psychology

Abstract

Cetaceans are likely candidates for social learning and culture. Meager experimental evidence suggests that some cetaceans possess the requisite cognitive skills for social learning. Equally sparse ethnographic data provide clues about possible outcomes of social learning. Although the available evidence is consistent with the notion of culture in cetaceans, caution is warranted due to the many gaps in the data.

Publication Title

Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Volume

24

Issue

2

First Page

340

Last Page

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