Springer Handbook of Auditory Research

Hearing by Whales and Dolphins

Editors: Au, Whitlow W.L., Fay, Richard R (Eds.)

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Cetaceans inhabit oceans, seas and even some rivers throughout the world. Hearing and sound production are thought to serve crucial functions in the behavior, natural history or life cycle of all of these animals. Although difficulties in studying large aquatic animals have limited experimental auditory research on many species, knowledge about the acoustic behavior of these animals has been increasing dramatically. In this volume, 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.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Hearing in Whales and Dolphins: An Overview

    Au, Whitlow W. L.

    Pages 1-42

  • Cetacean Ears

    Ketten, Darlene R.

    Pages 43-108

  • In Search of Impulse Sound Sources in Odontocetes

    Cranford, Ted W.

    Pages 109-155

  • Communication and Acoustic Behavior of Dolphins and Whales

    Tyack, Peter L. (et al.)

    Pages 156-224

  • Acoustics and Social Behavior of Wild Dolphins: Implications for a Sound Society

    Herzing, Denise L.

    Pages 225-272

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hearing by Whales and Dolphins
Editors
  • Whitlow W.L. Au
  • Richard R Fay
Series Title
Springer Handbook of Auditory Research
Series Volume
12
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-1150-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-1150-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-94906-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-7024-9
Series ISSN
0947-2657
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 485
Topics