Barotrauma is a significant cause of bat fatalities at wind turbines

  title={Barotrauma is a significant cause of bat fatalities at wind turbines},
  author={E. F. Baerwald and Genevieve H. D’Amours and Brandon J. Klug and R. Barclay},
  journal={Current Biology},
  • E. F. Baerwald, Genevieve H. D’Amours, +1 author R. Barclay
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Current Biology
  • Summary Bird fatalities at some wind energy facilities around the world have been documented for decades, but the issue of bat fatalities at such facilities — primarily involving migratory species during autumn migration — has been raised relatively recently [1,2]. Given that echolocating bats detect moving objects better than stationary ones [3], their relatively high fatality rate is perplexing, and numerous explanations have been proposed [1]. The decompression hypothesis proposes that bats… CONTINUE READING

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