biosonar

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biosonar

[¦bī·ō¦sō‚när]
(physiology)
A guidance system in certain animals, such as bats, utilizing the reflection of sounds that they produce as they move about.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Other possible causes are viruses and parasites, traumatic death, predation or fishing mutilation, or ship sonars interfering with animal echolocation.
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