Bats Think Turbines are Trees

October 1, 2014 2:07 AM

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Apparently some species of bats cannot tell the difference between a tree and a turbine; at least this is what new data suggests. Unfortunately the data has been collected in the most gruesome way, of course, as wind turbine engineers are finding that bats have been colliding with the industrial structures as of late.

It used to be a rare occurrence, but for some reason it seems to be happening more and more. Hundreds of thousands of bats now meet their fate annually at the mercy of wind turbines; most are found dead under the turbines in late summer or the fall season.

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