God designed bats with an incredible way to find and catch their food in the dark. Instead of using their eyes to see what they’re going after, they use their mouths to send out signals that their ears pick up and use to locate the position of an object. With this echolocation system, bats can “see” a fruit fly up to 100 feet away and are able to catch four in one second!
Animals have been using echolocation since God created them to do so. Only a few hundred years ago, man began using the principles of sound to develop SONAR (Sound Navigation And Ranging) to locate underwater objects. Scientists have studied bats, whales, and porpoises to improve the effectiveness of man-made sonar devices—another example of imitating God’s amazing works to help mankind!