Mexican Fishing Bats

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Mexican Fishing Bats


  Last updated June 4, 2019 at 1:11 pm


Selected for SCINEMA 2018 Community Program

Edward M. Roqueta and Meigan Henry (Canada)

In the Sea of Cortez, researchers delve into the mystery of a bat that makes its living at sea.  When the sun sets over the Sea of Cortez, a tiny bat emerges from the boulder-covered hillsides on Isla Partida and heads out to sea, snagging fish that elude capture by the researchers despite their boats, nets, and high-tech gear. Follow Edward Hurme and his team as they untangle the mystery of how these endangered bats find their prey.


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