Master of Environmental Studies (MES)
Dan E. Blasko, Curator Mirage Dolphin Habitat-Content Advisor
Dorian S. Houser, Ph.D., Biomimetica Owner/Research Scientist-Content Advisor
Number of Pages
Past research on dolphin echolocation has shown that dolphins can adaptively control the frequency and amplitude of echolocation clicks. The degree to which click production is controlled and the relationship between click variation and echolocation task remains uncertain. This thesis describes a research protocol for studying the adaptive control of dolphin echolocation. The protocol builds on past studies to investigate the manner in which the spectral characteristics of clicks and the overall number of clicks produce for a given task vary in relation to the type of task being performed.
Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins; Adaptability; Biological sonar; Click classification; Echolocation; Mirage Dolphin Habitat; Tursiops truncatus
Cardwell, Adrienne M., "Research protocol for the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus): Mirage Click Collection Study" (2002). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 179.