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Kastelein, R.A. (author), de Haan, D. (author), Verboom, W.C. (author), TNO Defensie en Veiligheid (author)
It is unclear how well harbor porpoises can locate sound sources, and thus can locate acoustic alarms on gillnets. Therefore the ability of a porpoise to determine the location of a sound source was determined. The animal was trained to indicate the active one of 16 transducers in a 16-m -diam circle around a central listening station. The...
article 2007
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Kastelein, R.A. (author), van Schie, R. (author), Verboom, W.C. (author), de Haan, D. (author), TNO Defensie en Veiligheid (author)
The unmasked underwater hearing sensitivities of an 8-year-old male and a 7-year-old female Steller sea lion were measured in a pool, by using behavioral psychophysics. The animals were trained with positive reinforcement to respond when they detected an acoustic signal and not to respond when they did not. The signals were narrow-band,...
article 2005
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Kastelein, R.A. (author), Janssen, M. (author), Verboom, W.C. (author), de Haan, D. (author), TNO Defensie en Veiligheid (author)
Receiving beam patterns of a harbor porpoise were measured in the horizontal plane, using narrow-band frequency modulated signals with center frequencies of 16, 64, and 100 kHz. Total signal duration was 1000 ms, including a 200 ms rise time and 300 ms fall time. The harbor porpoise was trained to participate in a psychophysical test and...
article 2005