Communication and Perception
Although there is no information ragarding communication and perception in Mesoplodon ginkgodens, studies of echolocation in numerous other Mesoplodon show that they use echolocation to navigate and find prey. It is likely that frequency-modulated pulses differ by species. Pulses probably vary according to the nature of activities being conducted.
Communication Channels: acoustic
Perception Channels: visual ; acoustic ; echolocation
- Baumann-Pickering, S., S. Wiggins, E. Roth, M. Roch, H. Schnitzler, J. Hildebrand. 2010. Echolocation signals of a beaked whale at Palmyra Atoll. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 127: 3790-3799.