Outside In with MSc Wildlife: Jayashree Ratnam, Mayukh Dey, and Shasank Ongole
BLiSC Ecology Sundays
Listening is believing – with Shasank Ongole
Bats rule the night sky because of their ability to “see” in pitch darkness. In reality, they are listening more than they’re seeing. But what are they listening to? How can we reach into their alien sensory world to understand what’s happening to them in a changing world? We will travel to a coffee landscape in the Western Ghats to get a peek into their nocturnal kingdom.
Ganges river dolphins are endangered riverine mammals that live in the Himalayan river systems of the Indian subcontinent. These animals are blind, relying exclusively on sound for communication, feeding and navigation. Today, constant noise from motorised river-vessels has altered the environments they live in. Can we step into the mind of this prehistoric, blind mammal and sonically explore how it copes in an increasingly noisy underwater world?
July 5th, 2020 | 11am (IST)