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False killer whales can turn down their hearing when they anticipate loud noises – this protects their very sensitive ears from damage. This may have developed to protect themselves from the clicks and buzzes they make in echolocation, and could be used to help them cope with the loud sounds in the ocean made by humans.

Whales and dolphins can focus beams of sound. They use echolocation, and focusing a stream of clicking sounds allows them to study things in detail.

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