Friday, December 19, 2014

Weird Ornithological Science

Current Biology reports a study showing that at least one species of bird, golden-winged warblers, can hear sounds in very low frequencies. They hear approaching storms at a great distance and leave the area.

That is a handy evolutionary adaptation. Perhaps we could use technology to detect what they hear and get a warning of when storm trouble is headed our way? Hat tip to The Week for the link.