© 2000

Hearing by Whales and Dolphins

  • Whitlow W. L. Au
  • Richard R. Fay
  • Arthur N. Popper

Part of the Springer Handbook of Auditory Research book series (SHAR, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Whitlow W. L. Au
    Pages 1-42
  3. Darlene R. Ketten
    Pages 43-108
  4. Peter L. Tyack, Christopher W. Clark
    Pages 156-224
  5. Paul E. Nachtigall, David W. Lemonds, Herbert L. Roitblat
    Pages 330-363
  6. Whitlow W. L. Au
    Pages 364-408
  7. James L. Aroyan, Mark A. McDonald, Spain C. Webb, John A. Hildebrand, David Clark, Jeffrey T. Laitman et al.
    Pages 409-469
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 471-485

About this book


Cetaceans inhabit oceans, seas and even some rivers throughout the world. Hearing and sound production are thought to serve crucial functions in the behavior, natural history or life cycle of all of these animals. Although difficulties in studying large aquatic animals have limited experimental auditory research on many species, knowledge about the acoustic behavior of these animals has been increasing dramatically. In this volume, experts in different areas of the field provide an overview of the bioacoustics of whales and dolphins as well as a thorough introduction to the subject for investigators of hearing in other animals. Topics covered include the structure and function of cetacean auditory systems, the unique sound production system of odontocetes, acoustic communication, psychoacoustics, echolocation and models of sound propagation.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Whitlow W. L. Au
    • 1
  • Richard R. Fay
    • 2
  • Arthur N. Popper
    • 3
  1. 1.Marine Mammal Research Program Hawaii Institute of Marine BiologyUniversity of HawaiiKailuaUSA
  2. 2.Parmly Hearing Institute and Department of PsychologyLoyola University of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Department of Biology and Neuroscience and Cognitive Science ProgramUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Hearing by Whales and Dolphins
  • Editors Whitlow W.L. Au
    Richard R. Fay
  • Series Title Springer Handbook of Auditory Research
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-94906-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-7024-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4612-1150-1
  • Series ISSN 0947-2657
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 485
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Behavioral Sciences
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