Monday, 26 May 2014

Echolocation Explaination

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Echolocation is a unique process that animals such as bats use to hunt and feed at night. They find their way by sending out ultrasonic sounds. When the sounds hit objects they bounce back, creating ultrasonic images like a radar. There are other animals that use echolocation, for example, Dolphins, Whales, Porpoises and Rats.

Echolocation initially starts from the bats vocal cords. Whales use their blowhole to communicate to other whales. The whales use their blowholes for many occations such as breathing and communacting with each others. Sounds that whales make, vibrates throughout in the water and locates to any other object or other animals. Bats hunt by using echolocation. Bats can hear any insects that are moving around in the dark by their large ears. Which they then scoop it out of the air and into their mouth. Isn’t that amazing!!.

Echolocation is just like echoes in a large empty room. When you yell it would be duplicating you. Do you know how echoes work?. When you talk to a hard thing such as a stone, rock or a stone wall. It will bounce right back to you but if you talk to a pillow it will not bounce back it will go right through it. The echo will reapeat about 4 to 6 times.

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