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Cylinder and Cube Shape Discrimination by an Echolocating Blindfolded Bottlenosed Dolphin

  • Paul E. Nachtigall
  • A. Earl Murchison
  • Whitlow W. L. Au
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (volume 28)

Abstract

An Atlantic bottlenosed dolphin was trained to wear rubber eyecup blindfolds and to choose a cylinder as compared to a cube when the two targets were simultaneously presented. The animal was housed and tested within a circular fiberglass tank filled with filtered sea water. As may be seen in Fig. 1, the animal was trained to station within the tank and echolocate down a water-filled trough.

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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul E. Nachtigall
  • A. Earl Murchison
  • Whitlow W. L. Au

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