By Victoria Gill Science reporter, BBC Nature
See Kina the false killer whale hunting for fish using her echolocation “buzz”
For many whales and dolphins, the world is shaped by sound; they hunt and navigate by listening for echoes. Navigating in this way requires super-sensitive hearing. And scientists have now found that, for some whales, this sense is adjustable. Researchers in Hawaii measured the hearing of a female false killer whale, and found that she could fine-tune her most crucial sense.