Definition of bioacoustics in English:


Syllabification: bi·o·a·cou·stics
Pronunciation: /ˌbīōəˈko͞ostiks


[treated as singular]
  • The branch of acoustics concerned with sounds produced by or affecting living organisms, especially as relating to communication.
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    • In 1997 Canadas and Sagarminaga expanded into bioacoustics, using a hydrophone - an underwater microphone - to study dolphin communication.
    • Sonar technology, bioacoustics science to be used to detect manatees, alert boaters.
    • Somewhere along the line, I fell in with the charismatic megafauna, and now I work on the physiology, bioenergetics, behavior, and bioacoustics of marine mammals.

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