Doctoral biology student Angelo Soto-Centeno explains his research into how climate change has affected the diversity of bat populations across the Caribbean. He also describes the two methods researchers use to catch the bats.

There are two safe ways to catch bats. A net on a long stick, like a butterfly net, is used to scoop bats out of a cave space. The other way to catch bat is with a mist net. Very similar to a fishing net. It is a very fine mesh that bats have a hard time detecting.

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