Monday, October 15, 2007

Manic Monday


The Word for Manic Monday is BAT

Echolocation, also called Biosonar, is the biological sonar used by several mammals such as bats (although not all species), dolphins and whales (though not baleen whales). The term was coined by Donald Griffin, who was the first to conclusively demonstrate its existence in bats.

Echolocating animals emit calls out to the environment, and listen to the echoes of those calls that return from various objects in the environment. They use these echoes to locate, range, and identify the objects. Echolocation is used for navigation and for foraging (or hunting) in various environments.

Watch the video below to find out more about BATS and Echolocation.



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11 comments:

Villager said...

Great MM post! You got scientific on us this week...

I went with baseball as the theme for Manic Monday: Bat post today.

peace, Villager

the teach said...

Thanks for commenting Villager...

See my comment over at your place. Happy MM!

crazy working mom said...

Very interesting information for this week's batty MM! :)

Thanks for stopping by, teach!

Happy MM

Jamie said...

What a great way to introduce children to a creature they should love not fear.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Loved it and the video was cute as heck. Have a great MM. :)

Jenny McB said...

The video is funny, but I can see where kids would remember.

Sorry about those Yankees, all they need are some pitchers. Can we send Gagne over?

the teach said...

Thanks Sandee, for dropping by! Happy MM to you!

the teach said...

Thanks Jenny McB for commenting! I'm sure the Yankees would appreciate any pitchers they can get...

the teach said...

Thanks crazy working mom, for stopping by too! Happy MM to you!

Meloncutter said...

Wow. I did't even think of echolocation. Great approach to the bats topic.

Later Y'all.

the teach said...

Thanks meloncutter!