Scientists study how bones of baleen whales absorb sound waves

January 30, 2015 8:47 PM

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Scientists study how bones of baleen whales absorb sound waves

"What our contribution does is give us a window into how the world's largest animals hear, by an odd mechanism no less," said Ted W. Cranford.

Despite the importance of their low frequency vocalizations, as a way to share information about feeding and mating opportunities, scientists still know relatively little about the whales' hearing process.

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