Bats Can Send Jamming Signals To Interfere With The Hunt

November 7, 2014 6:07 AM

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Bats Can Send Jamming Signals To Interfere With The Hunt

New research, published in the journal Science, indicates that the Mexican free-tailed bat uses its echolocation communication skills to interfere with other bats of the same species which might be closing in on its dinner.

The study actually began by accident. University of Maryland postdoctoral biology student Aaron Corcoran was studying the Grote’s tiger moth’s (Bertholdia trigona) ability to use signal interference with the sonar of the big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus) around the border between New Mexico and Arizo...

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