REVIEW OF MARINE BIO-ACOUSTICS. STATE OF THE ART: 1964.
Phase rept. no. 1,
AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY NEW YORK
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The available information and literature on marine animal sounds is surveyed, review and evaluated. A brief historical review lists some of the major contributions to the field from the early 19th century to date, and a general non-technical survey covers the contribution of marine animals to ambient sea noise and the sounds of marine invertebrates, fishes and cetaceans. A detailed technical review summarizes and evaluates the literature on mechanisms of sound production in marine animals, including a discussion on the physics of swim bladders as acoustic transducers the characteristics of marine animal sounds auditory capacities of marine animals and the biological and behavioral significance of marine anima sounds. The problems of identification and classification of unknown sound sources are discussed. Examples of sonic mechanisms and spectrograms of the sounds are illustrated. Author