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Bats Interacting with Wind Turbines

Color videos of bats flying close to wind turbines. The video clips on this site are presented to support a study that appears in the Journal of Wildlife Management. This study deals with the recent finding that forest-dwelling bats are often found dead beneath operating wind turbines at wind energy facilities. We used thermal infrared video cameras to record the flight behavior of bats at night near these turbines in an attempt to understand the cause of these fatalities. We encourage you to read the study so that you will have a context as you view the clips.

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Date Of Record Release 2010-04-07 15:48:27
Description Color videos of bats flying close to wind turbines. The video clips on this site are presented to support a study that appears in the Journal of Wildlife Management. This study deals with the recent finding that forest-dwelling bats are often found dead beneath operating wind turbines at wind energy facilities. We used thermal infrared video cameras to record the flight behavior of bats at night near these turbines in an attempt to understand the cause of these fatalities. We encourage you to read the study so that you will have a context as you view the clips.
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Source Boston University
Keyword Bat behavior, Bat fatalities, Migratory tree bats, Thermal, Infrared imaging, Wind power, Wind turbines.
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Date Of Record Creation 2010-04-07 15:40:11
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Date Last Modified 2010-04-20 13:36:18
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2010-04-07 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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