How to play the game with dolphins
In 2016, a group of researchers from the University of Queensland used a high-speed camera to capture the behaviour of dolphins in the waters off Australia’s Northern Territory.
They were able to show that a single dolphin had just one leg and two eyes, and they were able then to record it using an underwater microphone.
Now, for the first time, a team from the same University of New South Wales is using high-definition cameras to study the behaviour and genetics of dolphins.
What they found was that the dolphins are a very diverse group.
“It’s a really exciting field, and I think the most exciting part of this work is that we’re really getting a glimpse of what these dolphins are capable of, and how they do what they do,” lead researcher Dr Jennifer Pemberton said.
The group had previously filmed dolphins in an underwater camera rig, and were also able to track the behaviour in their own dolphin habitat.
Pemberton’s team was looking for genetic differences in the genes of these dolphins that might help them survive on land and to reproduce.
Using DNA from the dolphins, they were then able to determine which genes were involved in the dolphins’ response to stress.
One gene involved in stress response was known as COVID-19.
Pemberson said they were also interested in other genes that were involved during social interactions.
She said this is something that could be very helpful in understanding the interactions between dolphins and people, as well as how they communicate.
“If you look at a lot of the studies we’ve done on dolphins, there’s really only been a couple of studies where people have actually interacted with them, and we really want to see if there’s any genetic differences,” she said.
“We think it’s probably more likely that this is an adaptation that dolphins have had in their environment, than whether they’re really just good at communicating and socialising with humans.”
Dr James Aitken is one of the researchers who has been working on the project.
He said there had been a lot to discover about dolphins in general, but they were now seeing a lot more interesting behaviours.
He said there were some differences between different species.
“They all have different behaviour patterns, and there’s a lot that we know is unique to each species, but the question is what are the differences?” he said.
Dr Aitker is also one of a number of scientists who have been working to study what causes dolphins to mate.
In the past, scientists have been interested in how dolphins use food to make the best possible use of their environment.
But this new study shows that the animals do the same thing, and it may be that this adaptation is more about food selection than it is about sex selection.
“I think that this seems to be a really useful study for studying a really important biological process that is probably really fundamental for understanding human behaviour,” Dr Aitaker said.
In the study, the team filmed two different groups of dolphins, and recorded their behaviour using a high speed camera rig.
Then, the researchers compared their behaviour to that of two other groups of mammals, including wolves, leopards and wolves.
In both cases, the dolphins were observed mating, and the researchers were able use high-resolution cameras to track where the females were and how long they waited for their mate.
“This allows us to see what kind of behaviour a particular dolphin is likely to have,” Dr Pember, the lead researcher, said.
The team used a method called “dichotomy” to determine whether a dolphin had a dominant dominant partner.
If it had a partner that had a lower body mass index than it, then it was considered a dominant dolphin.
But if it had no dominant partner, then the researchers said that it was a submissive dolphin.
If the researchers found that a dolphin was a dominant or submissive, then they would use a technique called “polydichyly”.
“When you have a dominant male that is mating with a subservient female, that means that the dominant female has the ability to mate with the submissive female,” Dr Peter O’Brien, a marine biologist at the University, said in a statement.
“But when a dominant female mates with a dominant submissive male, that’s a different story.”
Dr O’Briens study, published in the journal PLOS One, is one part of a larger project that Dr Pamberton and her team are undertaking, including the construction of a dolphin habitat and the observation of a group that were used to monitor a group who were used as a model of captive populations.
Dr Pember is also working on a project with Dr James A. O’Connor, a senior researcher at the Australian Museum.
He is also an expert on the genetics of dolphin behaviour.
Dr OConnor said the work was just getting started.
“The next step is to look at what are other aspects of the dolphin that are not so well understood, so we