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Living The Night Life Bats Are Needed All The Time-Not Just On Halloween
2012-10-31 15:03:13

National Science Foundation Researchers are identifying the important ecological and economic contributions of bats; gleaning lessons from incredible bat abilities that may advance technology; and helping to battle a new fatal bat epidemic The sight of bats hanging upside down in creepy caves or fleeing in fluttery flocks from their subterranean haunts at dusk like "bats out of hell" may spook even the most rational, otherwise unflappable observer. Nevertheless, on every day (and...

2012-10-04 06:22:28

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following significant public comment, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced that the agency will not be moving forward to draft regulatory changes to place three species of bats on the Commonwealth's endangered species list. While some comments supported listing bats, Roe said more discussion, research and coordination need to be done before the agency takes such action. "The Game Commission has...

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

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online 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, according to various media outlets published Friday. The project, which Randall Dickerson of the Associated Press (AP) reports cost an estimated $300,000 and was built by The Nature Conservancy, is...

2012-09-13 10:25:06

MAIDEN ROCK, Wis., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Two state of Wisconsin conservation biologists hosted a Bat Night field trip for more than 30 people at the Fairmount Minerals Maiden Rock sand mine recently. An estimated 85,000 to 100,000 bats make the Maiden Rock mine their home during the winter. This is the state's second largest bat hibernation spot. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120913/DA74301) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120730/MM48466LOGO) John Paul...

Social Bats More Likely To Pay Higher Price From White-nose Syndrome
2012-07-04 08:13:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online New studies conducted by biologists at University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) show that the effects of white-nose syndrome, a deadly bat disease, may be worse in bat colonies who are increasingly social during hibernation. The study found that bat species that tend to cluster together during hibernation, even with declining populations, would continue to spread white-nose syndrome. In 2006, white-nose syndrome made a dramatic...

2012-05-31 06:23:41

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission biologists are seeking assistance from residents in a regional monitoring effort to collect bat maternity colony data this summer. This monitoring is especially important due to the mortalities in bat populations throughout the northeastern United States, including Pennsylvania, being caused by White-Nose Syndrome (WNS). "WNS primarily kills during the winter, but the true impact of WNS on bat...

Journey Of Little Brown Bats Tracked By Chemical 'Fingerprinting'
2012-05-31 03:41:52

Little brown bats are tiny creatures that fly through the night hunting insects that humans consider pests, zooming past trees in a wave of sleek brown fur. The 3.4 inch long bats, when not hunting insects in warmer months, hibernate in abandoned mines and caves during the winter. As peaceful as this image seems, a disease known as white-nose syndrome jeopardizes the little brown bat´s very survival.  A groundbreaking method of tracking the little brown bat by using stable...

Cases Confirmed Of White-nose Syndrome in Endangered Gray Bats
2012-05-31 03:32:58

White-nose syndrome (WNS) has devastated bat populations throughout eastern North America since its discovery in New York in 2006. This disease, which has advanced into nineteen states and four Canada provinces, has even devastated entire colonies of bats in some regions. Common symptoms include gathering near hibernating dens, and flying about during the cold days of winter. Bats have been found dying and ill on the ground outside of their hibernating areas. Recently, the U.S. Fish and...

2012-04-12 23:01:13

Two Bucknell professors have received a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service grant to find out whether certain genetic characteristics, behavior and environmental factors contribute to the severity of the white-nose syndrome, which has killed up to 6.7 million bats in eastern North America. LEWISBURG, Pa. (PRWEB) April 12, 2012 Two Bucknell University biologists are leading an investigation into how and why some bats survive — and others die — when exposed to the tell-tale fungus...

2012-04-11 23:01:07

With 6.7 million bats already dead, scientists believe the fast-spreading disease called White-nose Syndrome could lead to the extinction of some species. Lewisburg, PA (PRWEB) April 10, 2012 More than six million bats are dead, and millions more are expected to fall victim to a disease known as White-nose Syndrome, or WNS. First identified in the northeastern United States, WNS has wiped out an estimated 95% of Pennsylvania´s bat population and is quickly spreading across the country....


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Ozark Big-eared Bat, Corynorhinus townsendii ingens
2012-08-09 07:48:16

The Ozark big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens) is the largest of all five subspecies under Corynorhinus townsendii. Its range is highly limited to a few caves in the central southern areas of the United States. Its range once included Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri, but these areas were abandoned due to human activity and disturbances.  Its other common names include the long-eared bat, the lump-nosed bat, and the western big-eared bat. The Ozark big-eared bat has large,...

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