Monday, May 19, 2014


Did you know some marine mammals and bats use echolocation? Comparable to a radar or any tracking system, echolocation is the manufacturing of sound used for communication. Echolocation is the use of a really high pitched echo frequency sounds for finding. How echolocation is used? Echolocation is used by Bats. How its used, it is used with the sound coming from their mouths & ricocheting back onto their ears which from any surface ahead of them.

Bats have really medium vision when it comes to lurking around at night, for example searching for prey & looking for a special flower to take pollen out of, unlike other species in the world they have perfect vision in the night time, there are over 500 bats in the world at the moment & they all different types one group & the two main types around are called the Megabats & Microbats. Megabats, in other names fruit bats.  From 2001 to 2003 fruit bats were tested to see if they have a disease called ebola and 1-3 bats came out Ebola positive, ebola is a hemorrhagic fever which is very rare to bats.

Not only bats use echolocation to track or find stuff around the place. Humans also use it as well, in a documentary a boy called Ben had lost his eyes as a child due to a sickness where it was he was in a do or die position. The shot calling where on his mum because he was only a little boy at the age of 5, his eyes started to play up when he was growing up and his mum had noticed a bump on his eye, & when he grew older he started to use his hearing as a seeing tool.

For him he made clicking noise with his mouth to track where he was, one of the awesome things he did that amazed people was running down & getting stuff for his mum around the house.

I think that echolocation is a great thing to be used around the world, the amazing thing about is that any species including us humans can use echolocation. I think that the boy Ben is really fortunate to have the power to detect where everything is. It could change your life.

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