Researchers have ‘translated’ bat calls, and they’re way more complex than we expected


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They argue – a lot.

JACINTA BOWLER
30 DEC 2016

A new study has shown that bats might have much more complexity to their speech than previously thought, including talking specifically to individuals in a group and getting into heated arguments – putting them on par with species such as dolphins.

The researchers, who were working with Egyptian fruit bats, listened into different bat calls and were able to tell what the bats were arguing about, who they were arguing with and even the disagreement’s outcome.

Read More: http://www.sciencealert.com/researchers-have-translated-bat-calls-and-they-re-way-more-complex-than-we-expected

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Author: Cianaodh Óg - a.k.a. Troy Young

Cianaodh (Pronounced Key-Ah-Knee) is Old Irish and means Ancient Fire. Óg is also Old Irish and it means Young which is my surname in modern English. My given or legal name is James "Troy" Young but my chosen, Pagan name is Cianaodh Óg and most people who know me outside of my spiritual family know me by my middle name, Troy. I am the High Priest of Temple Of the Standing Stones in Arlington, Texas - Spirit Of the Sycamore Tradition and variety blogger at Our Pantheons Way.

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