Biologists track bats to combat deadly fungus

Scientists estimate 90% of the bat population in the Northeast has been wiped out, primarily due to the fungal disease white-nose syndrome. Biologists with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are using telemetry and tagging to learn more about bats’ migration. The scientists hope the data can help fight the fungus, which attacks the bats during hibernation and damages wings and muzzles. The Boston Globe (tiered subscription model) (11/17)


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