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Bat Activity Behind Turbine Rotor Swept Area

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This clip shows a bat (not identified to species) flying near a turbine as imaged with a thermal camera. The recording shows the bat making numerous repeated passes behind the rotor swept area of a turbine. This activity is of particular interest to researchers because it provides a window into behavior that places bats at risk from turbine strikes. The clip was recorded in central Indiana in August 2012.




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