Echolocation Characteristics and Range Detection Threshold of a False Killer Whale (Pseudorca Crassidens)

  • Jeanette A. Thomas
  • Charles W. Turl
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 196)


False killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) are deep-diving, pelagic, toothed whales that inhabit temperate and tropical oceans. Pseudorca prey on squid, large fish, and perhaps even dolphin (Tomich, 1986). They produce many types of sounds, including whistles, frequency-modulated sweeps, and pulses (Busnel and Dziedzic, 1968; Watkins, 1980).


False Alarm Target Distance Killer Whale Bottlenose Dolphin Correct Detection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeanette A. Thomas
    • 1
  • Charles W. Turl
    • 2
  1. 1.Western Illinois UniversityMacombUSA
  2. 2.Naval Ocean Systems CenterKailuaUSA

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