Data from: Kinship and association in a highly social apex predator population, killer whales at Marion Island

Ryan R. Reisinger, , A. Rus Hoelzel & P. J. Nico De Bruyn
Social structure is a core element of population biology, influenced by intrinsic and environmental factors. Intra-taxon comparisons of social organization are useful in elucidating the role of such ecological determinants of sociality. Killer whales Orcinus orca are widely distributed, social delphinids with diverse morphology, diet, behaviour, and genetics, but few studies have quantitatively examined social structure in this species. We used 7 years of individual identification data on killer whales at Marion Island, Southern Ocean,...
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