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Bat White Nose Fungus Is Rubust
2013-10-25 15:38:50

Bats infected with P. destructans often have a distinctive white fungal growth around their muzzle, a sign of what is commonly referred to as white-nose syndrome.

White Nose Syndrome Relatives Found
2013-07-26 12:15:02

According to a new report, biologists have identified several benign relatives of the fungus responsible for White Nose Syndrome, which has decimated American bat populations in recent years.

Grants Awarded For White-Nose Syndrome Research
2013-06-28 05:42:58

The US Fish and Wildlife Service announced grant awards to twenty-eight states for white-nose syndrome projects.

United States Amphibian Populations Rapidly Declining
2013-05-25 05:57:30

The number of frogs, toads and salamanders in the US could be falling at an even more severe and widespread rate than previously believed, and even amphibian populations thought to be stable are actually on the decline.

Bats Get Help From A Manmade Cave
2012-09-15 05:28:34

An artificial cave, designed to help protect bats from a fungal ailment that to date has killed more than six million of the creatures throughout North America, has been constructed by conservationists in the woods of Tennessee.

Frog Diseases Increasing
2012-07-19 10:38:29

In addition to the stresses placed on amphibians, or perhaps because of them, they are now more likely to succumb to debilitating infectious diseases.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.