Monday, July 27, 2009

Could this be the solution...

to reducing bat mortality near wind turbines? Scientists have now discovered that radar signals might drive bats away from the low pressure wake generated by the rotating blades, which in turn ruptures the capillaries in their lungs causing fatal hemorrhaging.

Here's the research article in full: The Aversive Effect of Electromagnetic Radiation on Foraging Bats—A Possible Means of Discouraging Bats from Approaching Wind Turbines.

Remember, bats need friends.

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