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Texas blind salamander. Photo: Joe N. Fries, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Texas blind salamander. Photo: Joe N. Fries, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Natural Selections: exploring cave life

Curt Stager and Martha Foley do some imaginary spelunking and talk about the peculiar variations of animal life in caves.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Exploring cave life

Curt Stager and Martha Foley do some imaginary spelunking and talk about the peculiar variations of animal life in caves.  Go to full article
White fungus marks the muzzles of many sick bats (Photo: Al Hicks, NYSDEC)
White fungus marks the muzzles of many sick bats (Photo: Al Hicks, NYSDEC)

"White-nose" syndrome kills Northeastern bats

Wildlife researchers across the Northeast are scrambling to understand a mysterious ailment that is killing thousands of bats, including rare Indiana bats, which are on the endangered species list. "White-nose" syndrome has been found at sites in New York and Vermont. And on Friday, scientists identified a new, infected cave in Massachusetts. The US Fish and Wildlife Service is now urging people to stay out of caves across the region. Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article

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