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Janelle Jose 4/03/09 Extra-Credit #2 2. Non-human perception Project: Choose an animal that possesses a sensory ability that humans do not. Write-up: Compare and contrast the sensory organ responsible for this sense with comparable sense organs in humans. How does the animal use this sense in its daily life? If you want, speculate as to how human life would be different if we possessed the sense. Bats have adapted to this lifestyle to avoid the fierce flying predators that are active in the daytime, and also to take advantage of the abundance of insect species that are active at night. To help them find their prey in the dark, most bat species have developed a extraordinary navigation system called echolocation. Microbats use echolocation to navigate and forage, often in total darkness. They generally emerge from their roosts in caves, attics, or trees at dusk and forage for insects into the night. Their use of echolocation allows them to occupy a position where there are often many insects and
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