How whales hear has been studied but some info is still needed.
> How whales hear?
Research indicates that toothed whales hear sounds with their lower jaws.
The lower jaws are basically hollow, filled with a fatty substance that
transmits sound and has very thin areas called acoustic windows.
Toothed whales makes the clicks in a portion of their head between the
double nostils in the skull and the external blowhole on the head. The
sounds are focused with a fatty tissue, the melon, in the forehead area.
There are a lot of files on sound in areas of WhaleNet. Use the WhaleNet
Search and type in "sound."
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