Naomi Boon's research while affiliated with Hakai Beach Institute and other places

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Collective decision-making is an essential part of day-to-day life for group-living animals. These decisions can be unshared (e.g. leadership) or shared (e.g. consensus). Aquatic mammals face particular challenges when making collective decisions, including a three-dimensional habitat that can make group coordination and collective navigation a cha...


... There is considerably less known about collective decisions in aquatic mammal species, where the difficulties of observing groups for long periods at sea makes them more challenging to study than their terrestrial counterparts (Zwamborn et al., 2023). Many species of cetaceans live in groups and behave collectively, but little is known about how group decisions are made. ...