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Bat Communication


Love tequila? A toast to pollinating bats!

17th June, 2014 – Do you enjoy Tequila? Then you need to raise your glass to the pollinating bats that helped to make it! Here at Smithsonian Science we are celebrating Pollinator Week by exploring the world of pollinating bats.

Totally Wild – The Bat Whisperer

9th April 2012 – Airing on Australia’s Network Ten children’s program “Totally Wild”. Remember please do not handle bats without gloves or vaccination. A captive bat “George” was used for this segment, we never handle wild bats without gloves!

Discovering Microbats – how do we study these elusive creatures?

10th January, 2012 – Bat Ecologist Micaela Jemison from the Arthur Rylah Institute of Environmental Science gives us a behind the scenes look at the techniques used in her research of these fascinating creatures.


Online Articles

Not Just the Birds and Bees – 6 Fast Facts About Pollinating Bats                   – Wildlife Promise, National Wildlife Fund  18th June 2014

Penis spines help scientists identify bat species  – Smithsonian Science date

What Would the Flying Fox Say? “It’s Too Hot!” – Wildlife Promise,          National Wildlife Fund 18th June 2014

Bat immunity may hold clues for HIV – Sydney Morning Herald 

Other Science Communication

Online Articles

Losing large mammals increases human risk from rodent-borne diseases – Smithsonian Science date

One Scary Chicken—New species of large, feathered dinosaur discovered

The secret formula to feeding 900 babies: Scientists uncover milk composition of naked mole-rat queens

Unlocking secrets–technology allows scientists to peer inside great apes

Give us the telescopes and we’ll find the asteroid mines!

Shortcut to produce flu vaccine could block spread of epidemics – The Age 2012

Museum’s missing link emerges from sandy depth – The Age 2012

A new look at the human – bat relationship