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News stories tagged with "echolocation"

Natural Selections: Echolocation

The sound a bat emits to navigate by echolocation is so loud, it would deafen the bat, if the inner ear bones didn't disengage during the couple of microseconds the sound lasts. Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley discuss the remarkable adaptations that allow bats to fly "blind."  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Bat Varieties

Bats vary widely between species, and even within species in different habitats. Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager talk about city bats v. country bats, and bats that don't hunt by echolocation, but have hearing keen enough to detect the rustle of a climbing beetle.  Go to full article

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