Bats Are Disappearing and Scientists Want to Know Why

Bats Are Disappearing and Scientists Want to Know Why

The bat population has started to disappear and scientists want to know why. At least 90 percent of the Northeast species have been dying out, largely due to a fungus that attacks bats who hang out in caves. The fungus is called white-nose syndrome. The growing fungus is not the only reason bats are disappearing. […]

Bats Jam Sonar of Rivals

Bats Jam Sonar of Rivals

Bats use sonar to jam the signals of rival bats when hunting, according to a recent study in Science Magazine. Bats use echolocation to hunt effectively in complete darkness as well as to communicate, making clicks of varying pitch and frequency. Scientists Aaron Corcoran and William Conner believe they have found a third use for […]

Bats Bring Benefits Represent Disconnect From Nature

Bats Bring Benefits Represent Disconnect From Nature

Despite the fear and trepidation bats may cause, the flying mammals bring benefits to humanity through a contrast that represents a fundamental human disconnect from nature. Bats pollinate and fertilize crops, binge on insects that spread disease, disperse seeds, and serve as the subjects of numerous scientific studies that are leading to advances in medicine, […]

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