On the Two Auditory Subsystems in Dolphins

  • Nikolai A. Dubrovskiy
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 196)

Abstract

The task of the auditory system as a biological analyzer is to determine the sound source characteristics. The auditory system in echolocating animals and, in particular, in dolphins solves that task both in a passive regime, when the animals are interested in objects which produce sounds (I will call them ambient sounds) and in an active regime, when the objects are ensonified by a dolphin’s outgoing (echolocation) signals, thus becoming the echo sources.

Keywords

Sound Pressure Level aUditory System Marine Mammal Pulse Repetition Rate Bottlenose Dolphin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nikolai A. Dubrovskiy
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  1. 1.N. N. Andreyev Acoustical InstituteAcademy of Sciences of the USSRMoscowUSSR

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