Sperm whale clicks: directionality and source level revisited.

@article{Mhl2000SpermWC,
  title={Sperm whale clicks: directionality and source level revisited.},
  author={B. M{\o}hl and M. Wahlberg and P. Madsen and L. Miller and A. Surlykke},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  year={2000},
  volume={107 1},
  pages={
          638-48
        }
}
  • B. Møhl, M. Wahlberg, +2 authors A. Surlykke
  • Published 2000
  • Geology, Medicine
  • The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
  • In sperm whales (Physeter catodon L. 1758) the nose is vastly hypertrophied, accounting for about one-third of the length or weight of an adult male. Norris and Harvey [in Animal Orientation and Navigation, NASA SP-262 (1972), pp. 397-417] ascribed a sound-generating function to this organ complex. A sound generator weighing upward of 10 tons and with a cross-section of 1 m is expected to generate high-intensity, directional sounds. This prediction from the Norris and Harvey theory is not… CONTINUE READING
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