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2008-12-12 12:34:55

Annemarie Surlykke from the University of Southern Denmark is fascinated by echolocation. She really wants to know how it works. Surlykke equates the ultrasound cries that bats use for echolocation with the beam of light from a torch: you won't see much with the light from a small bulb but you could see several hundred meters with a powerful beam. Surlykke explains that it's the same with echolocating bats. Some have big powerful calls for perception over a long range, while others are said...


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Jamaican Fruit Bat, Artibeus jamaicensis
2012-06-29 13:18:33

The Jamaican fruit bat (Artibeus jamaicensis), also known as the Mexican fruit bat or the common fruit bat, is native to South and Central America. It can also be found in the Greater and Lesser Antilles. Its range extends from southern Mexico to northwestern Argentina, and also includes the islands of Tobago, Trinidad, and the Florida Keys. It prefers habitats at elevations between sea level and 7,004 feet in humid and tropical areas. It can be found in cloud forests and arid habitats as...

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