How Effective Is A Bottlenose Dolphin's Echolocation?

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Echolocation is widely used by many species which lives in different habitats. The process works when an organism observes acoustic signals, and attains a sense of the space surrounding from noise or echoes that the organism had detected. Animals use echolocation for specific reasons to determine the presence of nearby preys or predators. This way the process of catching or escaping from objects is more efficient to most species. Many marine and land based species use echolocation as a defense against their surroundings. Although some researcher finds echolocation more effective underwater than on land where mainly light is used. Sound can travel through longer complex frequency with objects than light. Many marine mammals use echolocation…show more content…
In “Field assessment of C-POD performance in detecting echolocation click trains of bottlenose dolphins (tursiops truncates),” demonstrates the performance of bottlenose dolphin’s echolocation detectors in three different areas testing acoustic recording. The echolocation rates presented here were potentially influenced by variation in both the occurrence of dolphins and their echolocation activity among sites (Robert, Read 2015). Based on the results, dolphins use the same variation in all three sites used in the experiment. The shorter the distance from the predator to its prey, higher frequency is used in echolocation of the specie. The detection range of any passive acoustic monitoring units is highly dependent on the environment in which it is deployed and the behavior of the target species being recorded (Robert, Read 2015). Many other environmental factor such as salinity, temperature, and water depth affects the sound of echolocation for the dolphins. In bottlenose dolphins, the brain is the one that receives the sound waves in the form of nerve impulses, which then applies the signal of sound and allows the dolphin to understand what the sound
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