Articles for tag: Echolocation

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Tucuxi Dolphin Facts

The tucuxi dolphin, sotalia fluviatilis, is split into a freshwater and marine subspecies (although they do behave similarly for the most part). They measure 4.2 to 7.2 feet (1.3 to 2.2 meters) long and weigh 77 to 121 pounds (35 to 55 kilograms). Their backs are light grey to blueish-grey in color while their undersides ...

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How to Get Rid of Bats from Your Attic

Every summer, for the past several years, we have had unwelcome tenants living in the attic of our cottage. They probably remained there during the winter, but since we didn’t, we were unaware. These unwelcome tenants are bats. Every summer the challenge was how to get rid of them. We think we finally succeeded in ...

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The Top 5 Facts About Bats

Bats are interesting animals. We know that certain species of bats can be used for mosquito prevention, as they eat the mosquitoes. This type of prevention is environmentally safe since it is completely natural. There are also many myths that come from rumors and facts about bats. Because of this, it is interesting to know ...

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Egyptian Fruit Bat

The Egyptian fruit bat, rousettus aegypticus, is relatively large and robust compared to other species of its kind. They measure 4.5 to 8.4 inches (11.6 to 21.5 centimeters) in length from head to toe, and weigh 2.8 to 6 ounces (81 to 171 grams) with males being substantially larger than females. Despite their small size, ...

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Fun Facts and Taxonomy of Bats

When people think of bats they usually think of Batman or vampires, or some nasty animal that flies around at night and carry rabies. However, bats consume more than their body weight in insects every night. Also, bats are the only mammal that has ever learned to fly, but instead of using their entire arms ...

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Jacques Cousteau: His Life and Work of the Famous Sea Explorer

Jacques-Yves Cousteau, the man who brought the seas into the living rooms of millions of people around the world was born on 11 June, 1910 to Daniel and Elisabeth Cousteau in Saint-Andre-de-Cubzac, Gironde. He became the head of the underwater research group of the French Navy. Marine exploration was his passion. Along with friend Emile ...

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How Do Bats Use Echolocation?

The diet of the majority of bat species consists of insects. Most insects are relatively small in size, yet bats can eat their body weight in insects every night! This is even more astounding that they find these insects flying in the dark. Bats are able to accomplish this extraordinary feat through the use of ...