Natural History and Biology of Right Whales

From: Peter M Scheifele (acousticp2@juno.com)
Date: Sun Nov 26 2000 - 17:52:56 EST


Dear Becca
That's a mighty tall order for such a short term answer. You'll find
most of what you're asking for at
http://whale.wheelock.edu/whalenet-stuff/ed_resources.html#biblio and
http://whale.wheelock.edu/whalenet-stuff/classifications.html

Insofar as their hearing goes, they are believed to hear in the frequency
range of 20 - 120 Hz but this is as yet unproven. They have two ears
that are not a part of the skull bone but are suspended in the skull.

They have no sense of smell but their vision is probably as good as ours
is.
I hope this helps out!!
Best
Peter

Peter M."Skip" Scheifele LCDR USN (Ret.)
Director of Bioacoustic Research, University of Connecticut NURC NA&GL
(Voice) 860-405-9103/9121; acousticp2@juno.com;
scheifel@uconnvm.uconn.edu
www.nurc.uconn.edu
http://ap.nurc.uconn.edu/cos/



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