[MARMAM] New paper on cetacean intelligence

lmarino at EMORY.EDU lmarino at EMORY.EDU
Tue May 15 15:59:49 PDT 2007

Dear MARMAMERS - Please see the announcement below of our new 
integrative review of cetacean intelligence.  PLoS is an on-line 
public-access journal and you can go to the website for the full 


Lori Marino

A group of eminent cetacean researchers respond to headlines charging 
that dolphins might be "flippin' idiots". They examine behavioural, 
anatomical and evolutionary data to conclude that the large brain of 
cetaceans evolved to support complex cognitive abilities.

Marino L, Connor RC, Fordyce RE, Herman LM, Hof PR, et al. (2007) 
Cetaceans Have Complex Brains for Complex Cognition. PLoS Biol 5(5: e139

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