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Bats emit a type of biological sonar which we call echolocation. They let out a loud, high-pitched sound (often above the range of human hearing) which bounces off any obstacles in its way, and then returns to the bat in the form of an echo. These return waves tell the bat how far away the obstacle is as well as its size and shape. These bats have large ears which are very good at understanding the information brought back to them by the echoed waves of sound.

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What other animals use ultrasound?

the bats

Which animals use ultrasound waves?

Ultrasound is used by dolphins and bats. Dolphins use it to communicate whereas bats use it to determine how far away their prey is! But they are not the only ones to use it

How do animals use ultrasound an infrasound?

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How do bats use ultrasound to hunt?

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How do bats use ultrasound to hunt for their food?

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Can you hear the ultrasound waves that a bat uses for echolocation?

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What does a bat use ultrasound for?

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Explain how bat uses ultrasound to find its prey?

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What sounds are above 20000 hertz?

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What jobs use ultrasound waves?

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Are there any uses of ultrasound in medicine?

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Do animals use ultrasounds?

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Why use ultrasound and not xray?

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What EL is in ultrasound?

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