Altamont, NY, Dec 29, 2010 — The deadly bat disease known as 'white nose syndrome' was first identified in northern New York over three years ago. It's still spreading rapidly, with outbreaks confirmed this year in Ontario and as far away as Tennessee.
Here in the North Country, biologists now say the disease has wiped out 95% of the largest bat colonies.
Brian Mann was with a team of biologists when they returned early last spring to the cave near Albany where the first bats infected with white nose were discovered. He sent this audio postcard.
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