Marine Mammal Sensory Systems

  • Jeanette A. Thomas
  • Ronald A. Kastelein
  • Alexander Ya. Supin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Sensory Anatomy, Morphology, and Neurology

  3. Hearing Abilities

    1. Ding Wang, Kexiong Wang, Youfu Xiao, Gang Sheng
      Pages 213-221
    2. Nikolay A. Dubrovsky, Ludmila K. Rimskaya-Korsakova
      Pages 223-233
    3. Nikolay A. Dubrovsky, Tengiz V. Zorikov, Oleg Sh. Kvighinadze, Miriam M. Kuratishvili
      Pages 235-240
    4. C. Scott Johnson
      Pages 241-247
    5. Vladimir V. Popov, Alexander Ya. Supin, Vladimir O. Klishin
      Pages 269-276
    6. Alexander Ya. Supin, Mikhail G. Pletenko, Mikhail B. Tarakanov
      Pages 287-293
    7. Gennady L. Zaslavsky, Mikhail A. Polyakov
      Pages 295-298
  4. Echolocation Abilities

  5. Acoustic Communication and Behavior

    1. Vsevolod M. Bel’kovich, Michail N. Shchekotov
      Pages 439-447
    2. Evelyn B. Hanggi, Ronald J. Schusterman
      Pages 449-457
    3. David A. Helweg, Adam S. Frankel, Joseph R. Mobley Jr., Louis M. Herman
      Pages 459-483
    4. Carl Shipley, Brent S. Stewart, Jon Bass
      Pages 553-562
    5. Irina E. Sidorova, Vladimir I. Markov
      Pages 563-573
  6. Sensory Systems and Behavior

    1. David E. Bain
      Pages 601-629
    2. Randall W. Davis, Douglas Wartzok, Robert Elsner, Henry Stone
      Pages 631-642
    3. Robert Gisiner, Ronald J. Schusterman
      Pages 643-662
    4. Thomas A. Jefferson, Bernd Würsig, Dagmar Fertl
      Pages 663-684
    5. Jon Lien, Wayne Barney, Sean Todd, Rosie Seton, John Guzzwell
      Pages 701-708
    6. Louis M. Herman, Adam A. Pack
      Pages 709-726
    7. Lorenzo von Fersen, Constance S. Manos, Boris Goldowsky, Herbert Roitblat
      Pages 753-762
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 767-773

About this book


This book is a collection of original research papers given at a symposium entitled "Sensory Systems and Behavior of Aquatic Mammals", hosted by the USSR Academy of Sciences. The meeting was held in Moscow from 16 to 25 October, 1991 and involved nearly 100 scientists from around the world. The major headings of the book correspond to the session topics at the symposium. This meeting was not the first dedicated to problems of sensory systems in aquatic mammals. Experts in this field met several times previously to discuss important problems of sensory functions in echolocating animals. symposia on biosonar systems were held in Frascati, Italy in 1966, then in Jersey, France in 1978, and in Helsingor, Denmark in 1986. Papers presented at these meetings were pUblished in books that advanced significantly the understanding of sensory systems (Busnel and Fish, 1980; Nachtigall and Moore, 1988). Initially, echolocating bats were the main subjects of consideration. However, studies on echolocating aquatic mammals, whales and dolphins, increased from one meeting to the next. Indeed, aquatic mammals are of exceptional interest for studying the adaptation of sensory functions for echolocation in specific aquatic environments. As a natural consequence of these developments, the 1989 symposium in Rome was devoted specifically to the sensory systems of cetaceans (Thomas and Kastelein, 1990). This symposium was held within the Fifth International Theriological Congress and was attended by many scientists.


Adaptation anatomy animals behavior development environment fish mammals morphology

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeanette A. Thomas
    • 1
  • Ronald A. Kastelein
    • 2
  • Alexander Ya. Supin
    • 3
  1. 1.Office of Aquatic StudiesWestern Illinois UniversityMacombUSA
  2. 2.Harderwijk Marine Mammal ParkHarderwijkThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Severtsov Institute of Evolutionary Morphology and Ecology of AnimalsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussian Federation

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6505-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-3406-8
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