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Northern Elephant Seals Memorize the Rhythm and Timbre of Their Rivals’ Voices

Overview of attention for article published in Current Biology, July 2017
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (94th percentile)

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39 news outlets
blogs
3 blogs
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40 tweeters
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2 Facebook pages
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1 video uploader

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Title
Northern Elephant Seals Memorize the Rhythm and Timbre of Their Rivals’ Voices
Published in
Current Biology, July 2017
DOI 10.1016/j.cub.2017.06.035
Pubmed ID
Authors

Nicolas Mathevon, Caroline Casey, Colleen Reichmuth, Isabelle Charrier, Mathevon, Nicolas, Casey, Caroline, Reichmuth, Colleen, Charrier, Isabelle

Abstract

Crocodilians are known to vocalize within the egg shortly before hatching [1,2]. Although a possible function of these calls - inducing hatching in siblings and stimulating the adult female to open the nest - has already been suggested, it has never been experimentally tested [1-5]. Here, we present the first experimental evidence that pre-hatching calls of Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) juveniles are informative acoustic signals which indeed target both siblings and mother.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 11 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 7 64%
Student > Master 1 9%
Professor 1 9%
Student > Postgraduate 1 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 9%
Other 0 0%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 55%
Unspecified 2 18%
Neuroscience 2 18%
Chemistry 1 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 363. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 September 2017.
All research outputs
#16,144
of 8,446,283 outputs
Outputs from Current Biology
#135
of 7,053 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,197
of 226,708 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Current Biology
#13
of 240 outputs
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