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News Release 12-120

Social Bats Pay a Price: Fungal Disease, White-Nose Syndrome ... Extinction?

Study determines which bat species are headed for trouble

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Photo of a hibernating little brown bat with white-nose syndrome in a N.Y. state mine.

Hibernating little brown bats with white-nose syndrome, here in a N.Y. state mine.

Credit: Ryan von Linden, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation


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Advanced infrared thermal imaging system video of bats emerging from a cave.

Credit: Margrit Betke, Boston University

 

Photo of biologist Kate Langwig near a mine in N.Y. state.

Biologist Kate Langwig near a mine in N.Y. state where bats have white-nose syndrome.

Credit: Ryan von Linden, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation


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Photo of scientist Marm Kilpatrick holding a little brown bat with another researcher in background.

Scientist Marm Kilpatrick and a little brown bat at a mine affected by white-nose syndrome.

Credit: Ryan von Linden, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation


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Photo of a northern long-eared bat infected with fungus hibernating in a New York state mine.

A northern long-eared bat infected with fungus, hibernating in a New York state mine.

Credit: Al Hicks, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation


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Photo of highly social Indiana bats in a mine in New York state.

Cluster of highly social Indiana bats in a mine in New York state.

Credit: Al Hicks, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation


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