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Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 05:14:56 +0800
Nature 458, 810 (16 April 2009) | doi:10.1038/458810a

Research Highlights

Animal behaviour: Deafening dolphins

Biol. Lett. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2009.0099 (2009)

Mid-frequency sonar — such as that deployed on military ships — can induce 
temporary hearing loss in Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), 
which some people fear can cause them to lose their way and end up stranded on 

Aran Mooney and his colleagues at the University of Hawaii in Kaneohe exposed a 
trained, captive dolphin to intensive sonar pings to a level of 214 decibels, 
which induced hearing loss and behavioural changes. Hearing function was 
measured using an electrode placed atop the head (pictured) to detect auditory 
evoked potentials in the brainstem. Tests showed that repeated exposures are 
required to produce the hearing loss.



XIAO, Jianqiang, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Psychology Department
Rutgers University
152 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854

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