Chemistry & migration mysteries: fur holds clues to previous journeys

Product Type: 

Popular Article

Year: 

2004

Author(s): 

Cryan, P

Suggested Citation: 

Cryan, P. 2004. Chemistry & migration mysteries: fur holds clues to previous journeys. Bats. 22(3): 12-13.

The bat was not only pregnant but downright angry as I snipped a bit of fur from her back. Within a few seconds, however, she flapped her powerful wings, took off from my hand and disappeared into the night, rejoining thousands of female hoary bats (Lasiurus cinereus) on their migration through the mountains of New Mexico...

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