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Why Don't Whales Deafen Themselves?

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Published on Jun 30, 2018

Whales have a lot of the same ear parts as humans, but they are capable of making sounds that could easily shatter a human's eardrums. So why are they seemingly immune from their own sense-shattering sounds?

Special thanks to Ted Cranford, Ph.D. from San Diego State University and Aude Pacini, Ph.D. from The University of Hawaii at Manoa

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Special thanks to Ted Cranford, Ph.D. from San Diego State University and Aude Pacini, Ph.D. from The University of Hawaii at Manoa for their time and insights!

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