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Whales Drink Sounds: Hearing may use an ancient path

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12:42pm, February 6, 2008

Whales may receive sounds through the throat in addition to taking them in through the jaw, a new study finds. Understanding where sound enters the head of the Cuvier's beaked whale could point to the original acoustic pathway for all whales and provide insight into how sonar affects the animals.

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