Palmated antlers of moose may serve as a parabolic reflector of sounds

@article{Bubenik2007PalmatedAO,
  title={Palmated antlers of moose may serve as a parabolic reflector of sounds},
  author={G. Bubenik and Peter Bubenik},
  journal={European Journal of Wildlife Research},
  year={2007},
  volume={54},
  pages={533-535}
}
It has been postulated that the excellent sense of hearing in moose is mostly due to: (1) the large surface of the external ear, (2) better stereophony due to the large distance between ears, (3) independently movable, extremely adjustable pinna, and (4) the amplification of sounds reflected by the palms of the antlers. The last factor, possible reflection of sounds into pinna by the palm of the antlers, was tested in this study on a large antler trophy of Alaskan moose. The reception of a… Expand
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