|The fuzzy white substance on the muzzle, ears,|
and wings of these bats are indicative of
Source: NY Dept. of Environmental Conservation
A team of researchers from UC San Francisco and Brown University published a ground-breaking study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences about white-nose syndrome.
This disease, which is caused by the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans, has devastated cave-dwelling bat populations across eastern North America. It causes bats to prematurely wake from hibernation during the winter – this uses up their limited energy stores and results in starvation. Read the entire article.
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