Hearing in cetaceans: from natural history to experimental biology.

  title={Hearing in cetaceans: from natural history to experimental biology.},
  author={T Aran Mooney and Maya Yamato and Brian K. Branstetter},
  journal={Advances in marine biology},
Sound is a primary sensory cue for most marine mammals, and this is especially true for cetaceans. To passively and actively acquire information about their environment, cetaceans have some of the most derived ears of all mammals, capable of sophisticated, sensitive hearing and auditory processing. These capabilities have developed for survival in an underwater world where sound travels five times faster than in air, and where light is quickly attenuated and often limited at depth, at night… CONTINUE READING
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