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Vocal Productions of Rhythms by the Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops Truncatus)

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Material Information

Title: Vocal Productions of Rhythms by the Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops Truncatus)
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Crowell, Sara E.
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2006
Publication Date: 2006

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Dolphin
Rhythm
Vocalization
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This investigation explored the variation in the vocal responses of an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) within a larger study of his ability to produce rhythms. In the larger rhythm production study, the dolphin was shown one of six objects and reinforced for the correct vocal response to the object. Each object was labeled with its own rhythm, consisting of a sequence of long and short tones, which the dolphin produced vocally. The dolphin learned to produce the appropriate rhythm to the appropriate object accurately. An analysis of his vocal responses across eight months of the study revealed that the dolphin varied frequencies and durations across the rhythms while maintaining the structure of each rhythm. The rhythm also changed in general ways. As the study progressed, the dolphin produced fewer single frequency long elements and more long frequency upsweeps (low to high). In addition, short elements became louder and more broadband. This study demonstrates that dolphins may represent rhythms in terms of relative durations and frequencies versus absolute durations and frequencies, and also suggests the importance of contour in the dolphin�s vocal repertoire.
Statement of Responsibility: by Sara E. Crowell
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2006
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Harley, Heidi

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Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2006 C9
System ID: NCFE003621:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003621/00001

Material Information

Title: Vocal Productions of Rhythms by the Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops Truncatus)
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Crowell, Sara E.
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2006
Publication Date: 2006

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Dolphin
Rhythm
Vocalization
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This investigation explored the variation in the vocal responses of an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) within a larger study of his ability to produce rhythms. In the larger rhythm production study, the dolphin was shown one of six objects and reinforced for the correct vocal response to the object. Each object was labeled with its own rhythm, consisting of a sequence of long and short tones, which the dolphin produced vocally. The dolphin learned to produce the appropriate rhythm to the appropriate object accurately. An analysis of his vocal responses across eight months of the study revealed that the dolphin varied frequencies and durations across the rhythms while maintaining the structure of each rhythm. The rhythm also changed in general ways. As the study progressed, the dolphin produced fewer single frequency long elements and more long frequency upsweeps (low to high). In addition, short elements became louder and more broadband. This study demonstrates that dolphins may represent rhythms in terms of relative durations and frequencies versus absolute durations and frequencies, and also suggests the importance of contour in the dolphin�s vocal repertoire.
Statement of Responsibility: by Sara E. Crowell
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2006
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Harley, Heidi

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2006 C9
System ID: NCFE003621:00001

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