New Web Site on White-Nose Syndrome in Bats

Thursday, March 26, 2009

White-Nose Syndrome (WNS), an infectious disease that depletes hibernating bats of vital energy reserves, has spread across 9 northeastern states in 2 years and has killed hundreds of thousands of cave bats. In response to growing demand for publicly available information on WNS, the USGS Fort Collins Science Center recently developed and launched a Web site entitled, White-Nose Syndrome Threatens the Survival of Hibernating Bats in North America. The site includes current information about the history, suspected dynamics, and possible implications of the disease, highlighting the role of the USGS in response to this wildlife crisis.

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Paul Cryan