Accession Number : AD0662255

Title :   SIGNIFICANCE OF UNDERWATER SOUND IN FISHES.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY NEW YORK DEPT OF ANIMAL BEHAVIOR

Personal Author(s) : Tavolga,William N.

Report Date : 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The objectives of the study were (1) to record sounds produced by certain marine fishes; (2) to analyze the recordings for acoustic features characteristic of different species; (3) to investigate the mechanisms by which fishes produce sounds; (4) to determine the behavioral significance of fish sounds; (5) to determine the sensitivity of fish to sounds of different frequencies; (6) to investigate the parameters of sounds to which fish can respond; (7) to examine, by psychophysical means, the mechanisms of sound reception in fishes. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FISHES, *UNDERWATER SOUND), MARINE BIOLOGICAL NOISE, ACOUSTICS, BEHAVIOR, SENSITIVITY, RESPONSE(BIOLOGY), PSYCHOPHYSICS, SOUND TRANSMISSION, HEARING, THRESHOLDS(PHYSIOLOGY), AUDIO FREQUENCY

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE