Sex determination is essential in studies relating to behaviour, population dynamics and demographics. In Cuvier’s beaked whales (Ziphiuscavirostris) there are known to be differences in scarring which are both sexand age dependent (Rosso et al. 2011). Analyzing photos of adult Cuvier’s beaked whales, the aim of this study was to quantitatively address the inter-and intra-sexual scarring density patterns caused by conspecific interactions

sex-scarring and photography: Cuvier's beaked whale sexing from scarring patterns

COOMBER, FRAZER;TEPSICH, PAOLA;
2013

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Sex determination is essential in studies relating to behaviour, population dynamics and demographics. In Cuvier’s beaked whales (Ziphiuscavirostris) there are known to be differences in scarring which are both sexand age dependent (Rosso et al. 2011). Analyzing photos of adult Cuvier’s beaked whales, the aim of this study was to quantitatively address the inter-and intra-sexual scarring density patterns caused by conspecific interactions
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