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Elliser C.R. and D.L. Herzing. (2016). Changes in interspecies association patterns of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, and Atlantic spotted dolphins, Stenella frontalis, after demographic changes related to environmental disturbance. Mar. Mamm. Sci., DOI: 10.111/mms.12289 Download this article

Elliser C.R. and D.L. Herzing. (2015). Long-term interspecies association patterns of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, and Atlantic spotted dolphins, Stenella frontalis, in the Bahamas. Mar. Mamm. Sci., DOI: 10.111/mms.12242. Download this article

Herzing, D. L. (2014). Profiling nonhuman intelligence: An exercise in developing unbiased tools for describing other “types” of intelligence on earth. Acta Astronautica94(2), 676-680. Download this article

Herzing, D. L. (2014). Clicks, whistles and pulses: Passive and active signal use in dolphin communication. Acta Astronautica105(2), 534-537. Download this article

Herzing, D. L. and C. R. Elliser. (2013). Directionality of sexual activities during mixed species encounters between Atlantic spotted dolphin (Stenella frontalis) and bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 26: 124-134. Download this article

Delfour, F. and D. L Herzing. (2013). Underwater Mirror Exposure to Free-Ranging Naïve Atlantic Spotted Dolphins (Stenella frontalis) in the Bahamas. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 26: 158-165. Download this article

Elliser C.R. and D.L. Herzing. (2013a). Long-term social structure of a resident community of Atlantic spotted dolphins, Stenella frontalis, in the Bahamas 1991-2002. Mar. Mamm. Sci., DOI: 10.1111/mms.12039. Download this article

Elliser C. R. and D.L. Herzing. (2013b). Social structure of Atlantic spotted dolphins, Stenella frontalis, following environmental disturbance and demographic changes. Mar. Mamm. Sci., DOI: 10.1111/mms.12038. Download this article

Elliser C.R. and D.L. Herzing. (2012). Community structure and cluster definition of Atlantic spotted dolphins, Stenella frontalis, in the Bahamas.  Mar. Mamm. Sci., 28: e486-e502. Download this article

Herzing, D.L., Delfour, F. and Pack, A.A. (2012). Responses of Human-habituated wild Atlantic spotted dolphins to play behaviors using a Two-Way Interface.  International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 25: 137-165. Download This Article

Green, Michelle L., Herzing, Denise L., and Baldwin, John D. (2011). Reproductive success of male Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis) revealed by noninvasive genetic analysis of paternity. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 89: 239-253. Download This Article

Elliser C.R. and D. L. Herzing. (2011). Replacement dolphins? Social restructuring of a resident pod of Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, after two major hurricanes.  Mar. Mamm. Sci., 27 (1): 39-59.

Herzing, D.L. (2010). SETI Meets A Social Intelligence: Dolphins As A Model For Real-Time Interaction And Communication With A Sentient Species. Acta Astronautica. Special Edition, 67: 1451-1454. Download This Article

Aichinger Dias, L, Herzing, D. and Flach, Leonardo. (2009). Aggregations of Guiana dolphins (Sotalia guianensis) in Sepetiba Bay, Rio de Janeiro, Southeastern Brazil: distribution patterns and ecological characteristics. J. Marine Biol. Assoc. U.K., 89 (5): 967-973.

Welsh, L.S. and D.L. Herzing. (2008). Preferential Association Among Kin Exhibited in a Population of Atlantic Spotted Dolphins (Stenella frontalis). International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 21: 1-11. Download This Article

Bender, C.E., Herzing, D.L. and Bjorklund, D.F. (2008). Evidence of Teaching In Atlantic Spotted Dolphins (Stenella frontalis) by Mother Dolphins Foraging in the Presence of their Calves. Animal Cognition, 12 (1): 43-53. Download This Article

Green, M. L, Herzing, D.L. and Baldwin, J.D. (2007). Noninvasive methodology for the sampling and extraction of DNA from free-ranging Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis). Molecular Ecology Notes, 7: 1287-1292. Download This Article

Herzing, D. L. (2006). The Currency of Cognition: Assessing Tools, Techniques, and Media for Complex Behavioral Analysis. Aquatic Mammals, 32 (4): 544-553. Download This Article

Herzing, D. L., Johnson, C. M. (2006). Conclusions and Possibilities of New Frameworks and Techniques for Research on Marine Mammal Cognition. Aquatic Mammals, 32 (4): 554-557. Download This Article

Johnson, C. M. Herzing, D. L. (2006). Primate, Cetacean, and Pinniped Cognition Compared: An Introduction. Aquatic Mammals, 32 (4): 409-412. Download This Article

Parsons, K.M, Durban, J.W., Claridge, D.E., Herzing, D.L., Balcomb, K.C., Noble, L.R. (2006). Population genetic structure of coastal bottlenose dolphins (Turisops truncatus) in the northern Bahamas. Marine Mammal Science, 22 (2): 276-298. Download This Article

Herzing, D.L. (2005). Transmission mechanisms of social learning in dolphins: underwater observations of free-ranging dolphins in the Bahamas. Autour de L'Ethologie et de la Cognition Animale. Presses Universitaires de Lyon, Publ, 185-193. Download This Article

Rogers, C.A., Brunnick, B.J., Herzing, D.L, Baldwin, J.D. (2004). The Social structure of bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, in the Bahamas. Marine Mammal Science, 20 (4): 688-708. Download This Article

Herzing,D.L. and dos Santos, M. (2004). Functional Aspects of Echolocation in Dolphins. In: Advances in the Study of Echolocation in Bats and Dolphins. Springer-Verlag Press, 386-393. Download This Article

Herzing,D.L. (2004). Social and Non-Social uses of Echolocation in Free-Ranging Stenella frontalis and Tursiops truncatus. In: Advances in the Study of Echolocation in Bats and Dolphins. Springer-Verlag Press, 404-410. Download This Article

Lammers, M.O., Au, W.W.L. and Herzing, D.L. (2003). "The broadband social acoustic signaling behavior of spinner and spotted dolphins." J. Acoustical. Society of America, 114 (3): 1629-1639. Download This Article

Au, W.W.L. and Herzing, D.L. (2003). Echolocation signals of wild Atlantic spotted dolphin (Stenella frontalis). J. Acoustical Society of America, 113 (1): 598-604. Download This Article

Herzing, D. L, Moewe, K. and BJ. Brunnick (2003). Interspecies interactions between Atlantic spotted dolphins, Stenella frontalis, and bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, on Great Bahama Bank, Bahamas. Aquatic Mammals, 29 (3): 335-341. Download This Article

Miles, J, and D.L. Herzing (2003). Underwater analysis of the behavioral development of free-ranging Atlantic spotted dolphin (Stenella frontalis) calves (birth to 4 years of age). Aquatic Mammals, 29 (3): 363-377. Download This Article

Psarakos, S, Herzing, D.L. and K. Marten. (2003). Mixed-species associations between Pantropical spotted dolphins (Stenella attenuata) and Hawaiian spinner dolphins (Stenella longirostris) of Oahu, Hawaii. Aquatic Mammals, 29 (3): 390-395. Download This Article

Frantzis, A., and Herzing, D.L. (2002). Mixed species associations of striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba), common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) and Risso's dolphin (Grampus griseus), in the Gulf of Corinth (Greece, Mediterranean Sea). Aquatic Mammals, 28 (2): 188-197. Download This Article

Marten, K., Herzing, D.L., Poole, M. and Newman-Allman, Kelly (2001). The acoustic predation hypothesis: linking underwater observations and recordings during odontocete predation and observing the effects of loud impulsive sounds on fish. Aquatic Mammals, 27 (1): 56-66.Download This Article

Herzing,D.L. (2000). Acoustics and Social Behavior of Wild Dolphins: Implications for a sound society. In: Hearing in Whales, Springer-Verlag Handbook of Auditory Research, 225-272. Download This Article

Herzing, D.L. and White, T.J. (1999). Dolphins and the Question of Personhood. Special Issue: Etica Animali, 9/98:  64-84. Download This Article

Rossbach,K.A. and Herzing, D.L. (1999). Inshore and Offshore Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) Communities Distinguished by Association Patterns, near Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas. Canadian J. Zoology, 77: 581-592. Download This Article

Herzing, D.L. (1997). The life history of free-ranging Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis): Age classes, color phases, and female reproduction. Marine Mammal Science, 13 (4): 576-595. Download This Article

Herzing D.L., and Johnson, C.M. (1997). Interspecific interactions between Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis) and bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Bahamas, 1985-1995. Aquatic Mammals, 23 (2): 85-99. Download This Article

Rossbach, K. A. and Herzing D.L. (1997). Underwater observations of benthic-feeding bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) near Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas. Marine Mammal Science, 13 (3): 498-504. Download This Article

Herzing, D.L. and Brunnick, B.J. (1997). Coefficients of Association of reproductively active female Atlantic spotted dolphins, Stenella frontalis. Aquatic Mammals, 23 (3): 155-162. Download This Article

Herzing, D.L. (1996). Vocalizations and associated underwater behavior of free-ranging Atlantic spotted dolphins, Stenella frontalis, and bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus. Aquatic Mammals, 22 (2): 61-79. Download This Article

Herzing, D.L. (1993). Dolphins in the Wild: An Eight Year Study on Dolphin Communication and Interspecies interaction. Dissertation. Union Institute, Cincinnati, OH

Herzing, D.L. (1988). A quantitative description and behavioral associations of a burst-pulsed sound, the "squawk" in the bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus. Thesis. San Francisco State University.

Pelletier, K.R. and Herzing, D.L. (1988). Psychoneuroimmunology: Towards a Mindbody Model. A critical review. Advances, 5 (1): 26-56.

Bayer, R.D. and Herzing, D.L. (1985). Pre-laying assemblages of common murres on the colony at Yaquina Head, Oregon. The Murrelet, 66: 94-95.

Herzing, D.L. and Mate, B.R. (1984).  Gray Whale Migrations along the Oregon Coast, 1978-1981. In The Gray Whale, (Eds. ML Jones, SL Swartz, & SF Leatherwood). Academic Press, 289-306. Download This Article

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