Underwater Sounds of Pinnipeds

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Science  05 Jul 1963:
Vol. 141, Issue 3575, pp. 50-53
DOI: 10.1126/science.141.3575.50


Descriptions and analyses are presented of underwater sounds made by six species of seals in captivity, Zalophus californianus, Phoca vitulina, P. (Pusa) hispida, P. (Pagophilus) groenlandica, Halichoerus grypus, and Cystophora cristata. The suitability of these very faint sounds for echolocation is discussed.