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Manatee Testing in Florida with Underwater speakers

After receiving a grant from the Florida Marine Research Institute, a group from New College of Florida began conducting experiments to analyze the hearing capabilities of West Indian Manatees. Utilizing several Clark Synthesis Aquasonic Underwater Speakers, the study is designed to determine how well manatees recognize specific sounds. The hope is that by better understanding the manatees’ hearing ability, wildlife managers will be able to create a system that will help prevent powerboat-related injuries to the manatees.

https://jeb.biologists.org/content/215/9/1442