Bats May Be Wiped Out by White-Nose Syndrome

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A fungus dubbed white-nose syndrome, first discovered in bat colonies in 2006, is threatening to wipe out nine species of bats across the country. Since first discovered, scientists estimate that over a million bats have died of the disease. If the animals disappear, their main food source, insects, may balloon to troubling proportions, destroying crops and spreading disease. To tell us more on this story of bats' struggle for survival is Ed Jahn of Oregon Public Broadcasting. 


Ed Jahn

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