Wake Forest PhD Aaron Corcoran Featured by National Geographic

Aaron Corcoran’s research on sonar jamming moths is featured in the new National Geographic Special “Untamed Americas”. The footage is featured in the episode on Deserts. It is airing Saturday, June 16, 9pm EST.

Link to the show page: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/untamed-americas/

Mexican Free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) migrate up to 1,000 miles (1609 kilometers) from their winter home in Mexico to Bracken Cave in Texas, U.S., where they raise their young. Click here for photo

Aaron Corcoran

Aaron Corcoran conducts research on bats and moths with William Conner (photo credit Ken Bennett)

In the deserts of the Americas, an abundance of wildlife has developed an array of bizarre and baffling against-the-odds survival strategies. Filmed for the first time in high-speed infrared, see the tiger moth dodge millions of hungry bats emerging from caves in the Chihuahua Desert.

–National Geographic Television