Friday, 30 January 2015

Baleen whales hear through their bones

Date:
January 29, 2015

Source:
San Diego State University

Summary:
Understanding how baleen whales hear has posed a great mystery to marine mammal researchers. Biologists reveal that the skulls of at least some baleen whales, specifically fin whales in their study, have acoustic properties that capture the energy of low frequencies and direct it to their ear bones.


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