NATO ASI Science Volume 156, 1988, pp 323-328

Detection Abilities and Signal Characteristics of Echolocating False Killer Whales (Pseudorca crassidens)

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Abstract

False killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) are deep-diving, pelagic animals that inhabit tropical and temperate waters of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Highly social animals, they have been seen in herds of more than 100 individuals. They feed on squid and large fish.

author conducted the target detection study as an employee of Hubbs Marine Research Institute at Sea World in San Diego