Hearing by Whales and Dolphins

Hearing by Whales and Dolphins

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Here, 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.Introduction 1.1 Audition Before Birth Dolphins, as with all cetaceans, are conceived, gestated, and born and live their entire ... Othello Langworthy, a neurobiologist who made many early observations on the brains of dolphins and whales, ... At birth, the neonate will be 100 to 125cm in length and may weigh 15 to 20kg.

Title:Hearing by Whales and Dolphins
Author:Whitlow W.L. Au, Richard R. Fay
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06


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