Range-dependent flexibility in the acoustic field of view of echolocating porpoises (Phocoena phocoena)

Wisniewska, Danuta M; Ratcliffe, John M; Beedholm, Kristian; Christensen, Christian B; Johnson, Mark; Koblitz, Jens C; Wahlberg, Magnus; Madsen, Peter T
eLife (2015)

Toothed whales use sonar to detect, locate, and track prey. They adjust emitted sound intensity, auditory sensitivity and click rate to target range, and terminate prey pursuits with high-repetition-rate, low-intensity…

Keeping returns optimal: gain control exerted through sensitivity adjustments in the harbour porpoise auditory system

Linnenschmidt, M.; Beedholm, K.; Wahlberg, M.; Hojer-Kristensen, J.; Nachtigall, P. E.
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (2012)

Animals that use echolocation (biosonar) listen to acoustic signals with a large range of intensities, because echo levels vary with the fourth power of the animal's distance to the target.…

Low-frequency components in harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) clicks: communication signal, by-products, or artifacts?

Hansen, M.; Wahlberg, M.; Madsen, P. T.
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (2008)

Underwater sound signals for biosonar and communication normally have different source properties to serve the purposes of generating efficient acoustic backscatter from small objects or conveying information to conspecifics. Harbor…