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Researchers become less blind about bats

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Contrary to the popular belief and saying that a person can be “as blind as a bat,” bats themselves are not actually blind. Indeed, as nocturnal hunters, their eyes adapt to low-light conditions better than human eyes do. To supplement their good bat vision, most of the perky-eared, flying critters use echolocation to enhance their hunting skills and to help them employ evasive maneuvers while in the air — for example, to avoid researchers’ nets. Bats that avoid nets present a problem to researchers who sample the animals, as do bats that do not echolocate...Read full article

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