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World's largest bat catcher unveiled

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World's largest bat catcher unveiled

German and Latvian biologists took a giant first step toward understanding the mysteries of bat migration today, setting up a 15-meter-high funnel-shaped net to waylay flying mammals traveling across Europe. With this first-of-its-kind net, they expect to catch up to 1000 animals a night for tagging and releasing, UPI reported yesterday. Researchers hope that by setting up the net along a narrow, bat-rich strip of land between the Baltic Sea and a neighboring lake, they will be able to gather an unprecedented amount of data about the animals’ flight paths, hibernation areas, and metabolism.

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