Skip to content

Research at St Andrews

Short first click intervals in echolocation trains of three species of deep diving odontocetes

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Standard

Short first click intervals in echolocation trains of three species of deep diving odontocetes. / Dunn, Charlotte; Tyack, Peter Lloyd; Miller, Patrick; Rendell, Luke Edward.

In: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 141, No. 2, 02.2017, p. 900-907.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Harvard

Dunn, C, Tyack, PL, Miller, P & Rendell, LE 2017, 'Short first click intervals in echolocation trains of three species of deep diving odontocetes', Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 141, no. 2, pp. 900-907. https://doi.org/10.1121/1.4976084

APA

Dunn, C., Tyack, P. L., Miller, P., & Rendell, L. E. (2017). Short first click intervals in echolocation trains of three species of deep diving odontocetes. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 141(2), 900-907. https://doi.org/10.1121/1.4976084

Vancouver

Dunn C, Tyack PL, Miller P, Rendell LE. Short first click intervals in echolocation trains of three species of deep diving odontocetes. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 2017 Feb;141(2):900-907. https://doi.org/10.1121/1.4976084

Author

Dunn, Charlotte ; Tyack, Peter Lloyd ; Miller, Patrick ; Rendell, Luke Edward. / Short first click intervals in echolocation trains of three species of deep diving odontocetes. In: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 2017 ; Vol. 141, No. 2. pp. 900-907.

Bibtex - Download

@article{7865559636b347d6895628001ef6c141,
title = "Short first click intervals in echolocation trains of three species of deep diving odontocetes",
abstract = "All odontocetes produce echolocation clicks as part of their vocal repertoire. In this paper we analysed inter-click-intervals in recordings from suction cup tags with a focus on the first inter-click interval of each click train. We refer to shorter first inter-click intervals as short first intervals (SFIs). We found that the context of SFI occurrence varies across three deep-diving species. In Blainville’s beaked whales, 87{\%} of click trains that were preceded by a terminal buzz started with SFIs. In Cuvier’s beaked whales, only sub-adult animals produced notable amounts of SFIs. In contrast, sperm whales were much more likely to produce SFIs on the first click train of a dive. While the physiological and/or behavioural reasons for SFI click production are unknown, species differences in their production could provide a window into the evolution of odontocete echolocation.",
author = "Charlotte Dunn and Tyack, {Peter Lloyd} and Patrick Miller and Rendell, {Luke Edward}",
note = "LR and PT were supported by the Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland (MASTS) pooling initiative and their support is gratefully acknowledged. MASTS is funded by the Scottish Funding Council (grant reference HR09011) and contributing institutions.",
year = "2017",
month = "2",
doi = "10.1121/1.4976084",
language = "English",
volume = "141",
pages = "900--907",
journal = "Journal of the Acoustical Society of America",
issn = "0001-4966",
publisher = "Acoustical Society of America",
number = "2",

}

RIS (suitable for import to EndNote) - Download

TY - JOUR

T1 - Short first click intervals in echolocation trains of three species of deep diving odontocetes

AU - Dunn, Charlotte

AU - Tyack, Peter Lloyd

AU - Miller, Patrick

AU - Rendell, Luke Edward

N1 - LR and PT were supported by the Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland (MASTS) pooling initiative and their support is gratefully acknowledged. MASTS is funded by the Scottish Funding Council (grant reference HR09011) and contributing institutions.

PY - 2017/2

Y1 - 2017/2

N2 - All odontocetes produce echolocation clicks as part of their vocal repertoire. In this paper we analysed inter-click-intervals in recordings from suction cup tags with a focus on the first inter-click interval of each click train. We refer to shorter first inter-click intervals as short first intervals (SFIs). We found that the context of SFI occurrence varies across three deep-diving species. In Blainville’s beaked whales, 87% of click trains that were preceded by a terminal buzz started with SFIs. In Cuvier’s beaked whales, only sub-adult animals produced notable amounts of SFIs. In contrast, sperm whales were much more likely to produce SFIs on the first click train of a dive. While the physiological and/or behavioural reasons for SFI click production are unknown, species differences in their production could provide a window into the evolution of odontocete echolocation.

AB - All odontocetes produce echolocation clicks as part of their vocal repertoire. In this paper we analysed inter-click-intervals in recordings from suction cup tags with a focus on the first inter-click interval of each click train. We refer to shorter first inter-click intervals as short first intervals (SFIs). We found that the context of SFI occurrence varies across three deep-diving species. In Blainville’s beaked whales, 87% of click trains that were preceded by a terminal buzz started with SFIs. In Cuvier’s beaked whales, only sub-adult animals produced notable amounts of SFIs. In contrast, sperm whales were much more likely to produce SFIs on the first click train of a dive. While the physiological and/or behavioural reasons for SFI click production are unknown, species differences in their production could provide a window into the evolution of odontocete echolocation.

U2 - 10.1121/1.4976084

DO - 10.1121/1.4976084

M3 - Article

VL - 141

SP - 900

EP - 907

JO - Journal of the Acoustical Society of America

JF - Journal of the Acoustical Society of America

SN - 0001-4966

IS - 2

ER -

Related by author

  1. Insights into Blainville's beaked whale (Mesoplodon densirostris) echolocation ontogeny from recordings of mother-calf pairs

    Dunn, C., Claridge, D., Durban, J., Shaffer, J., Moretti, D., Tyack, P. & Rendell, L., Jan 2017, In : Marine Mammal Science. 33, 1, p. 356-364 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Evidence for discrimination between feeding sounds of familiar fish and unfamiliar mammal-eating killer whale ecotypes by long-finned pilot whales

    Curé, C., Isojunno, S., I Vester, H., Visser, F., Oudejans, M., Biassoni, N., Massenet, M., Barluet de Beauchesne, L., J Wensveen, P., Sivle, L. D., Tyack, P. L. & Miller, P. J. O., Sep 2019, In : Animal Cognition. 22, 5, p. 863-882 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Northern bottlenose whales in a pristine environment respond strongly to close and distant navy sonar signals

    Wensveen, P. J., Isojunno, S., Hansen, R. R., Von Benda-beckmann, A. M., Kleivane, L., Van Ijsselmuide, S., Lam, F. A., Kvadsheim, P. H., Deruiter, S. L., Curé, C., Narazaki, T., Tyack, P. L. & Miller, P. J. O., 20 Mar 2019, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 286, 1899, 10 p., 20182592.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. Marine mammals and sonar: dose-response studies, the risk-disturbance hypothesis and the role of exposure context

    Harris, C. M., Thomas, L., Falcone, E., Hildebrand, J., Houser, D., Kvadsheim, P., Lam, F-P. A., Miller, P., Moretti, D. J., Read, A., Slabbekoorn, H., Southall, B. L., Tyack, P. L., Wartzok, D. & Janik, V. M., Jan 2018, In : Journal of Applied Ecology. 55, 1, p. 396-404

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  5. Lack of behavioural responses of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) indicate limited effectiveness of sonar mitigation

    Wensveen, P. J., Kvadsheim, P. H., Lam, F-P. A., von Benda-Beckmann, A. M., Sivle, L. D., Visser, F., Curé, C., Tyack, P. L. & Miller, P. J. O., 15 Nov 2017, In : Journal of Experimental Biology. 220, 22, p. 4150-4161

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Related by journal

  1. Predicting acoustic dose associated with marine mammal behavioural responses to sound as detected with fixed acoustic recorders and satellite tags

    von Benda-Beckmann, A. M., Wensveen, P. J., Prior, M., Ainslie, M. A., Hansen, R. R., Isojunno, S., Lam, F. P. A., Kvadsheim, P. H. & Miller, P. J. O., 20 Mar 2019, In : Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 145, 3, p. 1401-1416 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Fin whale density and distribution estimation using acoustic bearings derived from sparse arrays

    Harris, D. V., Miksis-Olds, J. L., Vernon, J. A. & Thomas, L., May 2018, In : Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 143, 5, p. 2980-2993 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Modelling the broadband propagation of marine mammal echolocation clicks for click-based population density estimates

    von Benda-Beckmann, A., Thomas, L. J., Tyack, P. L. & Ainslie, M., Feb 2018, In : Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 143, 2, p. 954-967

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ID: 249311130

Top