Echoes of the wild

Run time: 13.00 – 15.00

The noises animals make aren’t just used for communication purposes. Air and water borne animals also use sound to navigate and locate both food and potential threats through a process called echolocation.

Although these sounds are often imperceptible to the human ear, they can still give us information about the state of the biodiversity of these animals. Sophie Nedelec from the University of Exeter uses these sounds to find the location of different animals and to see if they are being affected by habitat loss and climate change.

Join them to discover more about how they use sound in environments without light to monitor animal behaviour and try your hand at locating tasty treats using only your sense of hearing.

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9 September 2023 - 13:00
Cathedral Green, Exeter City Centre

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