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Animal Sonar Systems

Volume 28 of the series NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series pp 381-425

Adaptiveness and Ecology of Echolocation in Toothed Whales

  • F. G. WoodAffiliated withNaval Ocean Systems Center
  • , W. E. EvansAffiliated withHubbs-Sea World Research Institute

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Abstract

Of all aquatic animals only odontocete cetaceans are known to have a well developed sonar system. While certain other marine vertebrates will be discussed briefly in the latter part of this review, we are primarily concerned with the toothed whales.