Definitions

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  • n. echolocation in animals

Etymologies

From bio- +‎ sonar (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Sperm whales, dolphins and other "toothed" whales hunt squid so deep in the ocean they must rely on biosonar.

    September 5th, 2007

  • What initially was a rudimentary echolocating ability to find hard-bodied nautiloids in surface waters 40 million years ago was perfected, as nautiloids declined, into a refined biosonar system able to find soft-bodied squid as they migrate downward during the day.

    September 5th, 2007

  • PAUL ROBINSON, DOLPHINS CARETAKER: OK, well biosonar basically they have this -- this is what we refer to small.

    CNN Transcript Mar 28, 2003

  • "This work is an important step forward in echolocation research because for years, scientists have been searching for a mechanism that would allow echolocating animals to a have a neural representation of their outgoing biosonar sounds for future comparison with reflected echoes of the sounds, and this anatomical discovery may be that mechanism," says Faure.

    RedOrbit News - Technology

  • Unscientific text entry speed testing reveals surprising results Our live coverage of the Apple 'latest creation' event starts Wednesday, January 27th AMD launches new Phenom II and Athlon II CPUs right onto the test bench Bat echolocation: 3-D imaging differentiates how various bats generate biosonar signals Ultrasound plus proteomic blood analyses may help physicians diagnose early-stage ovarian cancer China Retaliates in Google War, Denounces U.S.

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  • Onychonycteris finneyi, had been presumed incapable of echolocation, suggesting that flight developed before biosonar did.

    Scientific American

  • Rice Univerity nanodragster rolls on carbon buckeyball wheels, lives life .0005 inch at a time Belkin finally ships $80 TuneCast Auto Live iPhone FM transmitter Wii Classic Controller Pro coming to confused, oversized US living rooms in April Bat echolocation: 3-D imaging differentiates how various bats generate biosonar signals Ultrasound plus proteomic blood analyses may help physicians diagnose early-stage ovarian cancer

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  • In a striking example of evolutionary convergence, bats and whales appear to have at least two things in common: their ability to use biosonar to navigate and explore their environments and the molecular sequence of a protein that helps them do so, according to two new papers published online today (January 25) in

    News from The Scientist

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