Bat killer hits endangered grays
Federal scientists confirmed the fungal epidemic has struck a second species of endangered American bats
By Janet Raloff, 12:27 PM May 29, 2012
The news on white-nose syndrome just keeps spiraling downward. The fungal infection, which first emerged six years ago, was reported May 29 in a seventh species of North American bats — the largely cave-dwelling grays (Myotis grisecens). The latest victims were identified while hibernating this past winter in two Tennessee counties.
Biologists observed tell-tale threadlike fungal fibers on the faces, wings and tail membranes of several bats. None of the victims were dead. Preliminary cellul...
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