By Christopher Platt, Arthur N. Popper (auth.), William N. Tavolga, Arthur N. Popper, Richard R. Fay (eds.)
This quantity is a compilation of the papers provided at a gathering that happened in April 1980 on the Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, Florida. The assembly and this quantity are outgrowths of 2 prior foreign conferences on marine bio-acoustics that happened in 1963 and 1966 (Tavolga 1964, 1967). the 1st assembly happened on the Lerner Marine Laboratory of the yankee Museum of traditional heritage, whereas the second one assembly was once on the American Museum itself, and was once less than the sponsorship of the dep. of Animal habit. it truly is obvious that those volumes have had sizeable impression at the present examine of marine bio-acoustics, and especially on fish audition. In a initial convention in Sarasota in 1979 we determined that it used to be time for an additional such assembly, to assemble as many as attainable of the investigators attracted to fish acoustics as a way to investigate the present country of our wisdom and are expecting instructions for examine for the subsequent numerous years. one of these assembly seemed par ticularly well timed, when you consider that over the last 4 or 5 years there were many new stories that experience supplied new empirical and theoretical paintings on uncomplicated mechanisms of fish audition. additionally, it grew to become glaring, as we made up initial lists of attainable contributors, that few of the at present energetic staff have been within the box again in 1966. actually, of the present members, simply Drs.