The State of Things
11:00 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Deadly Bat Disease Spreads In NC Caves

Little brown bat; close-up of nose with fungus, New York, Oct. 2008.
Credit Photo courtesy Ryan von Linden/New York Department of Environmental Conservation
Scientist discuss what's behind the mass bat decline across the Northeast

An emerging disease known as White Nose Syndrome has wiped out bats across the Northeast, and now it's spreading in the North Carolina mountains.

Mass bat die-offs could have huge implications for the state's ecology and economy.

Host Frank Stasio learns more from Matina Kalcounis-Ruppell, associate professor of biology at UNC Greensboro, and Gabrielle Graeter, wildlife diversity biologist with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission.

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