Two research teams have found evidence of infanticide among dolphins off Virginia Beach in the United States and in Moray Firth in Scotland.
Barco, S.G. . . . D.G. Dunn, et al. 1998. Virginia Atlantic bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops Truncatus) calf strandings: Dramatic rise in numbers and emergence of traumatic deaths. Sixth Annual Atlantic Coastal Dolphin Conference. May. Sarasota, Fla.
Dunn, D.G., et al. 1998. Virginia Atlantic bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops Truncatus) strandings: Gross pathological findings in ten traumatic deaths. Sixth Annual Atlantic Coastal Dolphin Conference. May. Sarasota, Fla.
Patterson, I.A.P., R.J. Reid, B. Wilson, K. Grellier, H.M. Ross, and P.M. Thompson. 1998. Evidence for infanticide in bottlenose dolphins: An explanation for violent interactions with harbour porpoises? Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 265(July 7):1167.
Connor, R.C., et al. 1996. Patterns of female attractiveness in Indian Ocean bottlenose dolphins. Behaviour 133:37.
Virginia Marine Science Museum Stranding Program
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Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
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University of St. Andrews
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Inverness Veterinary Centre
SAC Veterinary Science Division
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University of Aberdeen
Department of Zoology
Lighthouse Field Station, Cromarty
Ross-shire IV11 8YJ
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