Alberta's largest-known bat hibernation site outside of Rocky Mountains discovered

For the first time, the fungus causing the deadly white-nose syndrome in bats has been found in Texas. The fungus, called Pseudogymnoascus destructans, or PD, was also detected for the first time on two species of bats. That means PD is spreading westward and to more species, putting large populations of bats at risk in the US and possibly in Central America. “We remain, I guess, on the edges of our seats to know exactly what’s going to happen as PD enters the ranges of those additional species,” Jeremy Coleman, national white-nose syndrome coordinator for the US Fish and Wildlife Service, said during a press call today. The white fungus thrives in cold, humid environments, where it infects skin of the muzzle, ears, and wings of... Continue reading…

Alberta's largest-known bat hibernation site outside of Rocky Mountains discovered

The Wildlife Conservation Society Canada and Alberta Environment and Parks announced today the discovery last month of the largest Alberta bat hibernation site (based on estimated bat count) ...

Mon 20 Mar 17 from Phys.org

Deadly bat fungus has been found in Texas for the first time

For the first time, the fungus causing the deadly white-nose syndrome in bats has been found in Texas. The fungus, called Pseudogymnoascus destructans, or PD, was also detected for ...

12 hours ago from The Verge

Big bat find in Alberta’s boreal forest

Biologists have announced the discovery last month of the largest Alberta bat hibernation site (based on estimated bat count) ever recorded outside of the Rocky Mountains.

Fri 17 Mar 17 from ScienceDaily

Big Bat Find in Alberta's Boreal Forest, Thu 16 Mar 17 from Newswise

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