Some Bats Dangerously Mistaken Wind Turbines for Tall Trees

September 30, 2014 7:04 PM

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Some bat species may fly towards wind turbines mistaking them for tall trees, resulting in their demise because of their confusion.

Researchers used thermal and infra-red surveillance cameras to watch the bats behavior around three wind turbines over three months, and they found in this footage that the bats most approached the turbines from downwind, especially when the wind speed was lower.

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