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Fruit bats: Live in motion

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Published on Sep 14, 2015

If thousands of fruit bats leave for their night flights, the sky darkens . For researchers led by Martin Wikelski from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Radolzell, Germany, the sight of these swarms is a moving experience again and again.
The scientists want to learn more about the life and the routes of African Straw-coloured fruit bat ( Eidolon helvum ). They equip the animals with transmitters to track them on their flights. The satellite - based positioning system Icarus will help researchers to explore animal migration .

For more information about Icarus check http://www.animal-sensors.mpg.de/en
or the playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

Those who wish to participate in the observation of animals, can become a researcher with the Animal Tracker App: http://www.animal-sensors.mpg.de/2914...

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