Ovarian Follicular Dynamics During the Luteinizing Hormone Surge in the Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)

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Muraco, Holley; Clough, Pat; Teets, Valerie; Arn, Dennis; Muraco, Mike;
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Subject: International Journal of Comparative Psychology | Behavior | Behaviour | Communication | Vocalization | Learning | Behavioral Taxonomy | Cognition | Cognitive Processes | Intelligence | Hormone | Follicular dynamics | Ovulation | Marine mammal, Captivity | Cetacean

Characterizing the relationship between ovarian follicular dynamics and the luteinizing hormone (LH) surge in the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) requires detailed daily monitoring due to the transitory nature of LH and ovulation. Utilizing conditioned dolphins ... View more
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