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Visit Bat Conservation International to learn more about these amazing species and what we can do to protect them:http://batcon.org/

Thanks to Dr. Sharon Swartz and Dr Kenny Breuer from Brown University for use of their wind tunnel footage: http://www.brown.edu/Departments/EEB/EML/

Mexican free-tailed bats hunt at higher altitudes than any other bat: http://bit.ly/10e5Zpe

Doppler radar shows bats intercepting the moth invasion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvENxTke4Sc

Dr. Aaron Corcoran’s research on moths jamming bat echolocation (plus VIDEOS!) http://www.sonarjamming.com/

Rainforest regrowth and seed dispersal by bats: http://bit.ly/1nzOBpN

Some bats are able to create lift more efficiently than birds: http://www.livescience.com/1245-bats-efficient-flyers-birds.html

White nose syndrome: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_nose_syndrome

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