Animal Sonar

Volume 156 of the series NATO ASI Science pp 323-328

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

  • Jeanette ThomasAffiliated withNaval Ocean System Center
  • , Mark StoermerAffiliated withNaval Ocean System Center
  • , Clark BowersAffiliated withNaval Ocean System Center
  • , Les AndersonAffiliated withNaval Ocean System Center
  • , Alan GarverAffiliated withSea World Inc.

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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.