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Bat Sexes Alternate Between Cohabitation And Solitude
2013-01-25 12:37:51

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Family dynamics can vary from species to species. However, a new study from researchers at Leeds University shows that family dynamics among the tiny Daubenton´s bats living in the north of England can vary by altitude and season. According to the U.K. researchers report in the open access journal PLOS ONE, the family dynamics of the Daubenton´s bats that live along a 31-mile stretch of the River Wharfe can be organized by...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.