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2013-03-27 08:30:32

11-Year-Old Slugger Helps Family Business Target New Generation of Youth Ball Players With USSSA-Approved Carolina Clubs MyWay(TM) Aluminum Baseball Bat WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Long recognized as a leading manufacturer of wood baseball bats, family-owned Carolina Clubs Inc. has responded to the growing demand for a high-grade metal version of their youth products with the MyWay(TM) aluminum bat. When the company began developing and testing the bat for...

2013-03-20 08:32:01

Company Executed Critical Phase of Business Continuity Testing March 14th KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BATS Global Markets (BATS), a leading operator of securities markets in the U.S. and Europe, today announced the successful and total operation of its U.S. businesses from its disaster recovery (DR) site on March 14(th) as part of its Business Continuity Planning (BCP) process. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100701/CG29735LOGO) As part of...

2013-02-12 08:37:44

CONCORD, Mass., Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In the short span of four years, Concord, MA-based Wildlife Acoustics, packed and shipped its 10,000(th) bioacoustics recording device. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130212/NE56683 ) "Every continent, including parts of Antarctica is being monitored by Song Meter bioacoustics recording systems," said Ian Agranat, President and CEO of Wildlife Acoustics. "I am thrilled and amazed that our Song Meters are capturing Mother Nature's...

2013-01-29 10:09:59

Research by U.S. Forest Service scientists forecasts profound changes over the next 50 years in the summer range of the endangered Indiana bat. In an article published in the journal Ecology and Evolution, Forest Service Southern Research Station researchers Susan Loeb and Eric Winters discuss the findings of one of the first studies designed to forecast the responses of a temperate zone bat species to climate change. The researchers modeled the current maternity distribution of Indiana...

Living The Night Life Bats Are Needed All The Time-Not Just On Halloween
2012-10-31 15:03:13

National Science Foundation Researchers are identifying the important ecological and economic contributions of bats; gleaning lessons from incredible bat abilities that may advance technology; and helping to battle a new fatal bat epidemic The sight of bats hanging upside down in creepy caves or fleeing in fluttery flocks from their subterranean haunts at dusk like "bats out of hell" may spook even the most rational, otherwise unflappable observer. Nevertheless, on every day (and...

2012-10-04 06:22:28

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following significant public comment, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced that the agency will not be moving forward to draft regulatory changes to place three species of bats on the Commonwealth's endangered species list. While some comments supported listing bats, Roe said more discussion, research and coordination need to be done before the agency takes such action. "The Game Commission has...

Bats Get Help From A Manmade Cave
2012-09-15 05:28:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An artificial cave, designed to help protect bats from a fungal ailment that to date has killed more than six million of the creatures throughout North America, has been constructed by conservationists in the woods of Tennessee, according to various media outlets published Friday. The project, which Randall Dickerson of the Associated Press (AP) reports cost an estimated $300,000 and was built by The Nature Conservancy, is...

2012-09-13 10:25:06

MAIDEN ROCK, Wis., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Two state of Wisconsin conservation biologists hosted a Bat Night field trip for more than 30 people at the Fairmount Minerals Maiden Rock sand mine recently. An estimated 85,000 to 100,000 bats make the Maiden Rock mine their home during the winter. This is the state's second largest bat hibernation spot. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120913/DA74301) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120730/MM48466LOGO) John Paul...

New Tool Can Identify Bats By Sound
2012-08-07 11:17:02

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Have you ever tried to tell the difference between 34 different bat species? Like a fingerprint or the specific pitch and timbre of a person´s voice can differentiate one human from another, so, too, can the subtleties in squeaks and squelches set one bat apart from the others. Now, a team of ecologists have built an echo-location tool which can identify specific bats based on their vocal signatures. The new tool,...

Social Bats More Likely To Pay Higher Price From White-nose Syndrome
2012-07-04 08:13:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online New studies conducted by biologists at University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) show that the effects of white-nose syndrome, a deadly bat disease, may be worse in bat colonies who are increasingly social during hibernation. The study found that bat species that tend to cluster together during hibernation, even with declining populations, would continue to spread white-nose syndrome. In 2006, white-nose syndrome made a dramatic...


Latest Bats Reference Libraries

Common Bent-wing bat, Miniopterus schreibersii
2013-09-18 15:24:07

This species is part of the largest group of bats in the Vespertilionidae family and are found in subtropical regions such as Australia, Ethiopia, Europe and some Asian areas. Large caves or mines are ideal locations where colonies ranging from a few dozen to several million can hibernate. Hibernation lasts for about 12 days. Colonies will migrate several times a year depending on the weather patterns and as far away as 520 miles. Although the Common Bent-wing Bat is dependent on...

Sulawesi Flying Fox, Acerodon celebensis
2013-08-29 10:18:35

The Sulawesi flying fox (Acerodon celebensis), also known as the Sulawesi fruit bat, is a species of mega bat that can be found in the Sulawesi subregion of Indonesia. Its range includes areas of Sulawesi, Butan like Mangole, Sanana, Selayar, Talenge, and Sangihe. It occurs at elevations of up to 4,921 feet in lowland habitats. It is often found in coastal areas near human settlements on the Sula Islands, causing experts to believe that it can withstand a small amount of human disturbance....

Grey-Headed Flying Fox, Pteropus poliocephalus
2013-07-09 15:17:51

The grey-headed flying fox (Pteropus poliocephalus) is a species of megabat that can be found in Australia. Its range includes a large area east of the Great Dividing Range that extends from Geelong to Bundaberg and includes Finch Hatton, Ingham, and Adelaide. It prefers a habitat within many areas including swamps, rainforests, and woodlands. The grey-headed flying fox is the largest bat within its range, reaching an average body length between 9.1 and 11.4 inches, a wingspan of up to 3.3...

Black-eared Flying Fox, Pteropus melanotus
2013-07-08 14:47:02

The black-eared flying fox (Pteropus melanotus), also known as the Christmas Island flying fox or Blyth's flying fox, is a species of megabat that can be found in India, Indonesia, and Australia. It has a limited range that includes the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in India, Sumatra in Indonesia, and Christmas Island in Australia. It is thought to prefer a habitat within mangrove forests near swamps and can be found at elevations of up to 3,280 feet above sea level. The black-eared flying...

Samoa Flying Fox, Pteropus samoensis
2013-07-08 14:43:23

The Samoa flying fox (Pteropus samoensis), also known as the Samoan flying fox, is a species of megabat that can be found in Samoa, American Samoa, and Fiji. It prefers a habitat within tropical and subtropical forests, but it can also be found near villages or plantations. It roosts in small colonies or alone in the forest canopy and females are thought to give birth to one pup per year. The Samoa flying fox is threatened by habitat loss and hunting in some areas of its range, but it can...

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