16 March 2010

Bat ecology on SVT Play

Yesterday, monday 15 March, SVT sent a nature film following a group of Germans and US scientists working with bats on Barro Colorado, Panama. This rater small island holds 72 species of bats and one main question addressed by these biologists is: how can they co-exist in such a small area. The answer is multi-faceted, including roost sites, food type and flight/foraging altitude. We can see the biologists catching bats, filming them in infrared, recording their sounds and making experiments. Even if the film is narrated in Swedish (could be a good practice for those who are still learning swedish), the scientists themselves speak in english. I liked the film and strongly recommend it to everybody in AFL. It can bee seen at

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