18 Jan '12, 2pm

This is unbelievable! - Fungus has killed 6 million bats, U.S. says

This is unbelievable! - Fungus has killed 6 million bats, U.S. says

Scientists have had a hard time keeping tabs on WNS partly because it's hard to keep tabs on bats. They like to hibernate in treacherous caves, often on inaccessible walls and ceilings, and they tend to cluster in dense, uncountable masses. Federal biologists have long kept population counts for certain endangered species, like the Indiana bat, but formerly "common" species like the little brown bat were "historically not the primary focus of seasonal bat population counts," the FWS explains in a press release.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/fungus-has...

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