Porpoises Can Teach Man Marine Diving, Detection

Excerpt from the September 7, 1963, issue of Science News Letter

By Science News, 14:34 PM August 23, 2013

Cetaceans—the technical term for whales and porpoises—can give scientists a fund of valuable information for developing our mechanical equipment, especially for target detection and identification, and for long-range underwater communication and navigation, stated Dr. Sidney R. Galler, head of the biology branch of the biological sciences division, Office of Naval Research…. The ability of a porpoise to detect and identify targets is highly interesting to the Navy, stated Dr. Galler, as is it...

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