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Title:
The Secret Lives of Bats
Date/Time:
On November 22, 2013 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location:
Zoo Miami
Description:
There are believed to be only hundreds of the Florida Bonneted Bats which have been recorded in merely four South Florida counties. Since 2004, Zoo Miami has been home to a population of these bats. Bats comprise one-quarter of all mammals and are found on almost every continent, yet they are rarely seen or heard because they are nocturnal, and navigate using echolocation or ultrasonic sonar which humans can’t hear.

Bats use vocalizations not only to navigate, but also to communicate with each other. Dr. Kirsten Bohn studies the evolution of vocal and social complexity in mammals. As part of the Zoo FIU series, Dr. Bohn will discuss and demonstrate bat vocalizations using ultrasonic microphones so that the audience can “see” the secret lives of these magnificent creatures.

Zoo FIU is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required due to limited seating. Follow the URL below to register.
Contact:
Elaine Pritzker
Email:
seas@fiu.edu
Phone:
305-919-6000
Url:
http://seas.fiu.edu/events/2013/the-secret-lives-of-bats/
Type:
Normal
Source:
President's Council
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