Functional analyses of whale ears: adaptations for underwater hearing

@article{Ketten1994FunctionalAO,
  title={Functional analyses of whale ears: adaptations for underwater hearing},
  author={D. R. Ketten},
  journal={Proceedings of OCEANS'94},
  year={1994},
  volume={1},
  pages={I/264-I/270 vol.1}
}
  • D. Ketten
  • Published 13 September 1994
  • Environmental Science
  • Proceedings of OCEANS'94
The echolocation ability of several dolphin species is well documented, but little is known about hearing characteristics of most marine mammals. This paper describes the major features of the peripheral auditory system in both large and small whales and presents a three-dimensional morphometric analysis of the inner ear in 12 species. Correlation analyses of inner ear morphometry vs. hearing characteristics in terrestrial and aquatic species for which audiograms are available were applied to… 

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