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Bats: Guardians Of The Night

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Channel: It's Okay To Be Smart
Categories: Biology   |   Science  
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Mexican free-tailed bats hunt at higher altitudes than any other bat:

Doppler radar shows bats intercepting the moth invasion:

Dr. Aaron Corcoran’s research on moths jamming bat echolocation (plus VIDEOS!)

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