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Reuters (Sep. 25, 2013) — A tiger moth native to the deserts of Arizona has developed a highly evolved sonar jamming system it uses to fend of attacks by hungry bats. The discovery, described in a paper published in the journal PLOS One, could have applications in the design of acoustic deterrents to protect bats from dangerous wind turbines. Rob Muir reports.
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