Bats in Maine’s Acadia National Park Test Positive for WNS
Previously discovered in the state in 2011, Maine was the final New England state to confirm the disease.
Coastal environments were not thought to have bats in winter and seemed insulated from areas where white-nose syndrome had been found, Bruce Connery, Acadia National Park Wildlife Biologist
The National Park Service is working closely with Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Geological Survey National Wildlife Health Center to implement protective protocols to limit the spread of this fungus in Maine’s bat populations.