Bat Fungal-Disease Spreads, Decimates Populations
March 11 (Bloomberg) –- Cynthia Hauser, a biologist with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, and Greg Turner, an endangered-mammal specialist, talk with Bloomberg's Romy Varghese about the impact of white-nose syndrome on bat populations.
White-nose syndrome is caused by a fungus that awakens bats during hibernation, which depletes their fat reserves and results in death from starving or freezing. Since its discovery in 2006, the disease has spread rapidly across the country to as far west as Missouri. (Source: Bloomberg)