Animal-Technology Development

Dolphin Sonar

What Is A Dolphin

Right now scientist's are improving sonar technology by using dolphins to develop the technology, because dolphins natural sonar in their skull. If scientists use this structure for sonars, the submarines may be a lot more safer underwater than they are now. A Dolphin is a mammal located in mainly the Atlantic ocean and it is also known as the Tursiops Truncatus or the bottle nose dolphin. It originates from over 50 million years ago and they are one of the most commonly found dolphins. They are vertebrae and warm blooded.

How The Dolphin Sonar Works

Currently scientist are studying dolphins to improve sonars in submarines and other modes of transport. Sonar is a type of radar that uses sound to see objects underwater and but still have some flaws dolphins contain a natural sonar that seem to be much better than submarines and other machines so far the studies have showed very promising results and that the dolphin sonar will make submarines and other sonar required objects much more safe.


The dolphin's extremely good hearing helps it make a natural sonar the sonar consists of 3 or more phases. The first one being the dolphin emits a beam of sound that travels through water and when the object and the beam make contact it returns to through the dolphins jaw then through a passage it goes through the ear where then into the brain where the dolphin can process the sound and determine characteristics like the size, shape and material.
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Advantages

Safer Submarines And Better Sonar Technology.

Less Environment Damage Due To Submarine Crashes

Lots Of People Will Buy This Product Making It Economically Good

Disadvantages

Pollution To Make The Product Will Affect The Environment

Harm To Dolphin When Testing

Economy For Buyers Will Go Down

Bibliography

McGrath, Jane "A Dolphin's Sonar Abilities - HowStuffWorks."HowStuffWorks. Web. 07 June 2015.


Planet, Animal "Ultimate Guide- Secrets of Dolphin Sonar." YouTube. YouTube, Web. 07 June 2015.


Echolocation, Dolphin "Dolphin Echolocation." Dolphin Facts and Information. Web. 07 June 2015.