P L Tyack

Summary

Affiliation: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Upside-down swimming behaviour of free-ranging narwhals
    Rune Dietz
    Department of Arctic Environment, National Environmental Research Institute, University of Aarhus, Frederiksborgvej 399, Postbox 358, DK 4000 Roskilde, Denmark
    BMC Ecol 7:14. 2007
  2. ncbi Animal behavior. Dolphins whistle a signature tune
    P L Tyack
    Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA
    Science 289:1310-1. 2000
  3. doi Convergence of calls as animals form social bonds, active compensation for noisy communication channels, and the evolution of vocal learning in mammals
    Peter L Tyack
    Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA
    J Comp Psychol 122:319-31. 2008
  4. ncbi Extreme diving of beaked whales
    Peter L Tyack
    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA
    J Exp Biol 209:4238-53. 2006
  5. pmc Beaked whales respond to simulated and actual navy sonar
    Peter L Tyack
    Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e17009. 2011
  6. doi Classification of broadband echoes from prey of a foraging Blainville's beaked whale
    Benjamin A Jones
    Department of Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts 02543 1053, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 123:1753-62. 2008
  7. pmc North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) ignore ships but respond to alerting stimuli
    Douglas P Nowacek
    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MA 02543, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 271:227-31. 2004
  8. ncbi Sound production by North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) in surface active groups
    Susan E Parks
    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts 02543, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 117:3297-306. 2005
  9. ncbi Cardiac responses to acoustic playback experiments in the captive bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)
    J L Miksis
    Biology Department, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA
    J Comp Psychol 115:227-32. 2001
  10. ncbi Modeling acoustic propagation of airgun array pulses recorded on tagged sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus)
    Stacy L DeRuiter
    Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts 02543, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 120:4100-14. 2006

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. pmc Upside-down swimming behaviour of free-ranging narwhals
    Rune Dietz
    Department of Arctic Environment, National Environmental Research Institute, University of Aarhus, Frederiksborgvej 399, Postbox 358, DK 4000 Roskilde, Denmark
    BMC Ecol 7:14. 2007
    ..Three narwhals were equipped with an underwater camera pod (Crittercam), another individual was equipped with a digital archival tag (DTAG), and a fifth with both units during August 2003 and 2004...
  2. ncbi Animal behavior. Dolphins whistle a signature tune
    P L Tyack
    Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA
    Science 289:1310-1. 2000
    ..Apparently, bottlenose dolphins, when they are separated in the wild, address each other by matching each other's whistles...
  3. doi Convergence of calls as animals form social bonds, active compensation for noisy communication channels, and the evolution of vocal learning in mammals
    Peter L Tyack
    Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA
    J Comp Psychol 122:319-31. 2008
    ..The wide taxonomic distribution of this evidence for vocal production learning suggests that perhaps more of the neural underpinnings for vocal production learning are in place in mammals than is usually recognized...
  4. ncbi Extreme diving of beaked whales
    Peter L Tyack
    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA
    J Exp Biol 209:4238-53. 2006
    ..If the assumptions of these models are correct for beaked whales, then possible decompression problems are more likely to result from an abnormal behavioural response to sonar...
  5. pmc Beaked whales respond to simulated and actual navy sonar
    Peter L Tyack
    Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e17009. 2011
    ..The combined results indicate similar disruption of foraging behavior and avoidance by beaked whales in the two different contexts, at exposures well below those used by regulators to define disturbance...
  6. doi Classification of broadband echoes from prey of a foraging Blainville's beaked whale
    Benjamin A Jones
    Department of Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts 02543 1053, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 123:1753-62. 2008
    ..Specifically, the whale appears to favor targets with one or more nulls in the echo spectra and to seek prey with higher target strengths at deeper depths...
  7. pmc North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) ignore ships but respond to alerting stimuli
    Douglas P Nowacek
    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MA 02543, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 271:227-31. 2004
    ..Whales responded to the alert by swimming strongly to the surface, a response likely to increase rather than decrease the risk of collision...
  8. ncbi Sound production by North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) in surface active groups
    Susan E Parks
    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts 02543, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 117:3297-306. 2005
    ..The source levels for these sounds range from 137 to 162 dB rms re 1 ,tPa-m for tonal calls and 174 to 192 dB rms for broadband gunshot sounds...
  9. ncbi Cardiac responses to acoustic playback experiments in the captive bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)
    J L Miksis
    Biology Department, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA
    J Comp Psychol 115:227-32. 2001
    ..Preliminary evidence suggests that the cardiac response patterns of dolphins are consistent with the physiological defense and startle responses in terrestrial mammals and birds...
  10. ncbi Modeling acoustic propagation of airgun array pulses recorded on tagged sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus)
    Stacy L DeRuiter
    Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts 02543, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 120:4100-14. 2006
    ..The study also illustrates that on-axis source levels and simple geometric spreading inadequately describe airgun pulse propagation and the extent of exposure zones...
  11. ncbi Deep-diving foraging behaviour of sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus)
    Stephanie L Watwood
    Department of Biology, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA
    J Anim Ecol 75:814-25. 2006
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  12. ncbi Linking the sounds of dolphins to their locations and behavior using video and multichannel acoustic recordings
    Rebecca E Thomas
    Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Massachusetts 02543, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 112:1692-701. 2002
    ..This system represents a significant advance for studying the function of vocalizations of marine animals in relation to their context, as the sounds can be identified to the vocalizing dolphin and linked to its concurrent behavior...
  13. pmc Beaked whales echolocate on prey
    Mark Johnson
    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 271:S383-6. 2004
    ..This paper presents conclusive data on the normal vocalizations of these beaked whale species, which may enable acoustic monitoring to mitigate exposure to sounds intense enough to harm them...
  14. pmc Buoyant balaenids: the ups and downs of buoyancy in right whales
    D P Nowacek
    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 45 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543 1050, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 268:1811-6. 2001
    ..Buoyancy may impede diving responses to oncoming vessels and right whales may have a reduced ability to manoeuvre during free ascents. These risk factors can inform efforts to avoid collisions...
  15. ncbi Captive dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, develop signature whistles that match acoustic features of human-made model sounds
    Jennifer L Miksis
    Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Massachusetts 02543, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 112:728-39. 2002
    ..These results suggest that captive-born dolphins can incorporate features of artificial acoustic models made by humans into their signature whistles...
  16. ncbi Foraging Blainville's beaked whales (Mesoplodon densirostris) produce distinct click types matched to different phases of echolocation
    M Johnson
    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA
    J Exp Biol 209:5038-50. 2006
    ..It is suggested that the two click types are adapted to the separate problems of target detection and classification versus capture of low target strength prey in a cluttered acoustic environment...
  17. ncbi Three-dimensional beam pattern of regular sperm whale clicks confirms bent-horn hypothesis
    Walter M X Zimmer
    NATO Undersea Research Centre, Vle San Bartolomeo 400, 19138 La Spezia, Italy
    J Acoust Soc Am 117:1473-85. 2005
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  18. ncbi Swimming gaits, passive drag and buoyancy of diving sperm whales Physeter macrocephalus
    Patrick J O Miller
    Sea Mammal Research Unit, University of St Andrews, Fife, KY16 8LB, Scotland
    J Exp Biol 207:1953-67. 2004
    ..One whale rested at approximately 10 m depth for more than 10 min without fluking, regulating its buoyancy by releasing air bubbles...
  19. pmc Sperm whale behaviour indicates the use of echolocation click buzzes "creaks" in prey capture
    Patrick J O Miller
    NERC Sea Mammal Research Unit, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9QQ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 271:2239-47. 2004
    ..These results all strongly support the hypothesis that creaks are an echolocation signal adapted for foraging, analogous to terminal buzzes in taxonomically diverse echolocating species...
  20. ncbi Noise level correlates with manatee use of foraging habitats
    Jennifer L Miksis-Olds
    Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 121:3011-20. 2007
    ..This suggests that morning boat presence and its associated noise may affect the use of foraging habitat on a daily time scale...
  21. pmc Intense ultrasonic clicks from echolocating toothed whales do not elicit anti-predator responses or debilitate the squid Loligo pealeii
    Maria Wilson
    Department of Zoophysiology, University of Aarhus, Building 1131, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
    Biol Lett 3:225-7. 2007
    ..We demonstrate that intense ultrasonic clicks do not elicit any detectable anti-predator behaviour in L. pealeii and that clicks with received levels up to 226 dB re1 microPa (pp) do not acoustically debilitate this cephalopod species...
  22. ncbi Echolocation clicks of free-ranging Cuvier's beaked whales (Ziphius cavirostris)
    Walter M X Zimmer
    NATO Undersea Research Centre, V le San Bartolomeo 400, 19138 La Spezia, Italy
    J Acoust Soc Am 117:3919-27. 2005
    ..As the spectral and temporal properties are different from those of nonziphiid odontocetes the potential for passive detection is enhanced...
  23. ncbi Information entropy of humpback whale songs
    Ryuji Suzuki
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts 02747 2300, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 119:1849-66. 2006
    ..In addition, the entropy estimates indicate that the maximum amount of information that could be communicated by the sequence of sounds made is less than 1 bit per second...
  24. ncbi Off-axis effects on the multipulse structure of sperm whale usual clicks with implications for sound production
    Walter M X Zimmer
    NATO Undersea Research Centre, V le San Bartolomeo 400, I 19138 La Spezia, Italy
    J Acoust Soc Am 118:3337-45. 2005
    ..The powerful p1 sonar pulse exits the front of the junk as predicted by the bent-horn model, showing that the junk of the sperm whale nasal complex is both anatomically and functionally homologous to the melon of smaller toothed whales...
  25. ncbi Animal behaviour: elephants are capable of vocal learning
    Joyce H Poole
    ElephantVoices, Amboseli Trust for Elephants, PO Box 15135, Langata 00509, Nairobi, Kenya
    Nature 434:455-6. 2005
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