Top Bat

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Duration: 50 minutes

Bats have the amazing ability to "see" tiny objects in darkness using laser-like sound beams. Mexican free-tailed bats use echolocation to snatch insects at 10,000 feet, or to find their own infant in a crèche of 20 million screeching babies. Bat technology benefits humans too: echolocation can help blind people see with sound. And as pest-control agents bats save farmers billions of pounds each year.

Credits

Presenter
Michael GUNTON
Producer
Phil CHAPMAN
Narrator
Sanjeev BHASKAR
Camera Operator
Luke BERESFORD BARNETT
Camera Operator
Rebecca HOSKING
Camera Operator
Mike LEMMON
Camera Operator
Justin MAGUIRE
Camera Operator
Mark PAYNE-GILL
Camera Operator
Lee SMITH
Camera Operator
John WATERS

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