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蝙蝠“上当”撞上建筑物

作者:liaomeng 时间:2017-09-25 13:52:44 更新时间:2017-12-12

Bats 'tricked' into flying into buildings 蝙蝠“上当”撞上建筑物

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一项最新科学研究发现,那些有大面积玻璃或镜子外观的现代建筑对蝙蝠来说是“潜在的危险”。科学家呼吁人们对该状况进行持续性监测,特别是在蝙蝠大量聚集的地区中。请听报道。

Batshavearemarkableabilitytoflyathighspeedsinthedarkwhileavoidingobstacles.Yetthenumberofinjuredordeadbatsfoundnearbuildingspromptedscientiststoinvestigatetherisks.

Experimentsandobservationsofbatsinthewildsuggestglasswindowsandmirroredbuildingscreateablindspotfortheflyingmammalsbecauseofthewaythesesurfacesreflectsound.

Batsmakecallsandlistentothereturningechoestobuildupasonicmapoftheirsurroundings.Smooth,verticalstructuresseemtotrickbatsintothinkingthewayaheadisclear,increasingthechancesofcollision.

ResearchersfromtheMaxPlanckInstituteforOrnithologyinGermanysaymoremonitoringisneededtoassesstheimpactparticularlyinkeyhabitats.

词汇表

remarkableability非凡的能力

obstacles障碍

prompted引起了,促使了

investigate调查

observations观察

mirroredbuildings有大面积反光镜面的建筑

blindspot盲点

reflect反射

echoes回声

sonicmap声波图

collision碰撞

测验

请听报道并回答下列问题。

1.Wherewereinjuredordeadbatsfound?

2.Whatmightbethecauseofthebats'collisions?

3.Trueorfalse?Batscanbuildaninfraredmaptohelpthemnavigate.

4.Whichwordinthetextmeans‘thestudyofbirds,abranchofzoology’?

答案

1.Wherewereinjuredordeadbatsfound?

Manyinjuredordeadbatswerefoundnearbuildings.

2.Whatmightbethecauseofthebats'collisions?

Buildings’glassormirroredsurfacesreflectsoundandcausingconfusionfortheflyingmammal.

3.Trueorfalse?Batscanbuildaninfraredmaptohelpthemnavigate.

False.Batscanbuildasonicmaptohelpthemnavigate.

4.Whichwordinthetextmeans‘thestudyofbirds,abranchofzoology’?

Ornithology.