Author: Stefanie Gierszewski

Stefanie is a committee member of ESLR and Editor in Chief for Cultured Scene. She is currently a doctoral student at University of Siegen (Germany), studying social learning and mate choice in fish. If you are interested in contributing to Cultured Scene, you can contact her at mail@stefaniegierszewski.de or via Twitter (@Steffi_Giersz).
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Dolphins mind the shell: About an innovative foraging strategy that spreads beyond the mother-calf bond

Being part of the ‘Dolphin Innovation Project’, Sonja Wild was privileged to study the fascinating behaviour of the Shark Bay dolphins in Western Australia. To Cultured Scene, Sonja provided some insight into her study on ‘shelling’, a novel foraging strategy that is transmitted via social learning. The whole study by Sonja and her colleagues has recently been published in Current Biology.

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Common cuttlefish learn to master the “prawn-in-the-tube” test by observing conspecifics

Eduardo Sampaio shared his newest findings on social learning in the mostly solitary common cuttlefish with Cultured Scene. The whole study has recently been published in Animal Cognition.

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Of sharks and their ability to learn from others

Catarina Vila Pouca spoke to Cultured Scene about her findings on social learning in juvenile Port Jackson sharks that have been published in Animal Behaviour earlier this year.

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