Investigations on the Control of Echolocation Pulses in the Dolphin (Tursiops Truncatus)

  • Patrick W. B. Moore
  • Deborah A. Pawloski
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 196)


Schusterman and Kersting (1980) first demonstrated control over dolphin echolocation emissions in a binary (on/off) condition. The dolphin performed a detection task and learned to echolocate during the presence of a tone and to remain silent if no tone was given. Binary control was confirmed by wideband, low level, recordings that verified stimulus control had been attained over dolphin click emission.


Frequency Criterion Frequency Control Amplitude Criterion Frequency Training Amplitude Control 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick W. B. Moore
    • 1
  • Deborah A. Pawloski
    • 2
  1. 1.Naval Ocean Systems CenterKailuaUSA
  2. 2.A Division of Science Applications International Corp.SEACOKailuaUSA

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