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A fungus, which has reportedly already killed an estimated 500,000 bats, is causing the US Forest Service to close thousands of caves and former mines in national forests in 33 states in an attempt to control the problem.
Scientists say they are racing to discover what it is causing a massive die-off of bats in Connecticut before the condition spreads to the U.S.
HARRISBURG, Pa., March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife biologists continue to monitor bat hibernacula, the number of sites where bats have been confirmed infected or dying from White Nose Syndrome (WNS) has risen to six.
Stricken bats die in and around their hibernation quarters at two abandoned mines. Game Commission seeks public's help in identifying other sites. HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb.
A lethal condition that has been killing bats in New York for two years has spread into New Jersey and Pennsylvania, wildlife authorities said Friday. The discovery of hundreds of dead bats and the expansion of white-nose syndrome has left people with a kind of helpless feeling, Mick Valent, a zoologist with the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, told the Newark Star-Ledger.
A nasty fungus is killing hundreds of thousands of bats in the northeastern United States, scientists said Thursday.
By Dan Vergano Biologists are stumped by a plague that has killed tens of thousands, and perhaps hundreds of thousands, of bats this year in Northeastern states. The cause of "white-nose syndrome," so named because of the white fungus that appears on bats' noses and wings, remains a mystery.
Wildlife biologists say they are trying to learn why bats in the Northeast United States are dying of what's being called white-nose syndrome.
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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