Monday, February 7, 2011

Mystery of White Nose Syndrome

Scientists do not know why Howe Cave in New York suddenly became infested with white nose syndrome in 2006. The invasive fungus infests hibernating bats and in the last 5 years has spread to 15 states and killed over 1 million bats. Scientists are racing to figure out where white nose syndrome came from, why it infests bats and how to get rid of it. Click here to read more.