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Odontocetes Show Remarkable Control Over Echolocation Beams
Editor's note: The article Active echolocation beam focusing in the false killer whale, Pseudorca crassidens, by Laura N. Kloepper, Paul E. Nachtigall, Megan J. Donahue and Marlee Breese, discusses important new research on the ability of odontocetes to focus their echolocation beam during foraging and other activities. The article concludes that "This focusing is independent of frequency, changes depending on target distance, and target difficulty, and suggests that echolocation beam focusing is under active control by the animal."

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