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Sperm Whale - References, Additional Links, and Resources

  • Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Bioacoustics Program, "Sperm Whale Vocalizations." (Link)
  • Goold, J.C. and Jones, S.E. 1995, "Time and frequency domain characteristics of sperm whale clicks." Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 98(3): 1279-1291. 
  • Jaquet, N., Dawson, S. and Douglas, L. 2001, "Vocal behavior of male sperm whales: why do they click?" Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 109(5): 2254-2259. 
  • Miller, P.J.O, Johnson, M.P., and Tyack, P.L. 2004, "Sperm whale behaviour indicates the use of echolocation click buzzes ‘creaks’ in prey capture." Proceedings of the Royal Society. 271, 2239-2247. 
  • Mohl, B., Wahlberg, M., Madsen, P.T., Miller, L.A. and Surlykke, A. 2000, "Sperm whale clicks: Directionality and source level revisited." Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 107(1): 638-648. 
  • NOAA Fisheries, Office of Protected Resources, "Sperm Whales (Physeter macrocephalus)" (Link)
  • Rendell, L. and Whitehead, H. 2003, "Vocal clans in sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus)" Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 270: 225-231. 
  • Thode, A., Straley, J., Tiemann,C.O., Folkert, K., and O’Connell, V. 2007, "Observations of potential acoustic cues that attract sperm whales to longline fishing in the Gulf of Alaska." Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 122(2), 1265- 1277. 
  • Watkins, W.A. 1980, "Acoustics and the behavior of sperm whales." Pp. 283-290 In: R.-G. Busnel and J.F. Fish (eds.), Animal sonar systems. Plenum, New York. 1135p. 
  • Watwood, S.L., P.J.O. Miller, M. Johnson, P.T. Madsen, and P.L. Tyack 2006, "Deep-diving foraging behaviour of sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus)" Journal of Animal Ecology. 75: 814-825. 
  • Whitehead, H. 2009, "Sperm Whale, Physeter macrocephalus" In: Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals, Second Edition. Edited by W.F. Perrin, B. Wursig, and J.G.M Thewissen. Pp. 1091-1097. 
Additional Resources

  • Zimmer, W.M.X., Johnson, M.P., D'Amico, A., Tyack, P.L. 2003, "Combining data from a multisensor tag and passive sonar to determine the diving behavior of a sperm whale." IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering 28(1): 13-28. 
  • Richardson, W.J., Green, C.R. Jr., Malme, C.I. and Thomson, D.H. 1995, "Marine Mammals and Noise." San Diego, CA: Academic Press. 
  • Wahlberg, M. 2002, "The acoustic behaviour of diving sperm whales observed with a hydrophone array." Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 281(1-2): 53-62. 
  • PBS Voyage of the Odyssey, "The Acoustic Realm of the Sperm Whale." (Link)
  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography, "Voices in the Sea." (Link)