Monday, 21 August 2017

Ocean channel in Bahamas marks genetic divide in Brazilian free-tailed bats

Date: August 18, 2017
Source: Florida Museum of Natural History

Summary:
Brazilian free-tailed bats are expert flyers, capable of migrating hundreds of miles and regularly traveling more than 30 miles a night. But they pull up short at a narrow ocean channel that cuts across the Bahamas, dividing bat populations that last shared an ancestor hundreds of thousands of years ago.

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