Recent studies in Germany into the behaviour and habits of bats has found that they take longer to find their prey when subjected to loud traffic noises. From an experiment set up to simulate conditions in the wild with and without traffic noise, it was found that, over time, the bats’ efficiency to retreave their prey fractionally decreased. Researchers say that, although this may not sound like a lot, in countries with thousands of kilometres of motorways there may be serious ramifications for the bats of the world.
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