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Concluding Comments on Cetacean Hearing and Echolocation

  • Frank T. Awbrey
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 196)

Abstract

About forty years ago biologists began to learn that dolphins have an extraordinary ability to use sound to find food and get precise information about their environment. That line of research proved to be very fruitful. Hundreds of studies cover a range of topics from simple descriptions of sounds to complex theoretical models of cetacean echolocation and hearing. The result of all that effort is that we know quite a bit about some aspects of echolocation and hearing in a few odontocete species but almost nothing about it in most cetacean species, especially the mysticetes.

Keywords

Sound Pressure Level Harbor Porpoise Cetacean Species Conditioned Animal International Whaling Commission 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank T. Awbrey
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  1. 1.Biology DepartmentSan Diego State University and Sea World Research InstituteSan DiegoUSA

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