Killer Whale Evolutionary Evaluation

Posted July 15, 1985 | Categories : 111,Marine Reserves,Reports |

A report by David Bain, University of California, Santa Cruz

” Connor and Norris( 1932) suggested that the odontocete cetaceans may have evolved reciprocal altruism. If this is correct, then odontocete schools could be used to examine levels of selection. For example , altruism could be analyzed to determine whether it is best explained by selection at the level of the gene(nepotism) , individual ( reciprocal altruism ) or group. ————

The full 11 page report is available in PDF form:Killer Whale Evolutionary Evaluation

Orca : Adam Harding photo

Orca : Adam Harding photo