Data from: Mortality risk and social network position in resident killer whales: sex differences and the importance of resource abundance

Samuel Ellis, Daniel W. Franks, Stuart Nattrass, Michael A. Cant, M. N. Weiss, Deborah Giles, Kenneth C. Balcomb & Darren P. Croft
An individual’s ecological environment affects their mortality risk, which in turn has fundamental consequences for life history evolution. In many species social relationships are likely to be an important component of an individual’s environment, and therefore their mortality risk. Here we examine the relationship between social position and mortality risk in resident killer whales (Orcinus orca) using over three decades of social and demographic data. We find that the social position of male, but not...
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