What is echolocation?
Echolocation is the use of sound waves that certain animals use to detect/locate certain objects. It is mainly used for navigation, communication, hunting, and avoiding predators.
How does echolocation work?
The animal using echolocation can send high-pitched sound waves to determine where an object may be. The sound wave hits the object, bouncing back, returning to the animal. It is a very helpful ability to have for survival.
What animals use echolocation?
Echolocation is used by bats, dolphins, and whales. Yet, scientists do not know if all whales have echolocation abilities. In some cases, certain rodents like shrews can even use echolocation.