Bulging proboscis amplifies sound: southern elephant seal
The proboscis of the male elephant seal amplifies calls by bulging using a combination of air, blood, and muscle.
|Biomimetic Application Ideas|
|Micro-devices for amplifying or dampening sound waves, amplification applications for hearing aids, wireless device signal amplification.|
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Mirounga leonina (Linnaeus, 1758)
[southern sea elephant]
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern
Habitat(s): Marine Coastal/Supratidal, Marine Intertidal, Marine Neritic, Marine Oceanic
Some organism data provided by: ITIS: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Micro-devices for amplifying or dampening sound waves, amplification applications for hearing aids, wireless device signal amplification.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Communications, acoustics, medical, entertainment