White-Nose Syndrome Confirmed in Maryland Mines

March 30, 2011
Dead Little Brown Bat

This Little Brown Bat likely died from WNS

Biologists from Maryland Department of Natural Resources have confirmed that White-nose Syndrome has been discovered in abandoned mines. The mines act as important bat hibernacula for state and federally endangered bat species. Positive tests for White-nose Syndrome have been found in four of the five mines surveyed, although there is no news yet on the mortality rates.

White Nose Syndrome Confirmed In Hibernating Bats From Washington County Mines [Maryland Department of Natural Resources]

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