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Posted Wed Mar 19 2008: from The Adirondack Daily Enterprise:
Bat die-off is serious
Of the nearly 20 caves and mines that state Department of Environmental Conservation biologist Al Hicks is aware of the DEC surveying this winter, all but three had bats with white-nose syndrome in them, he said. That breaks down to about 400,000 bats affected. "It's almost everything we have," Hicks said. "It's about as bad as we can get." The mortality rate of bats with white-nose syndrome is 90 to 97 percent, Hicks said.... "a progression that is much faster than expected..." Darling estimated that, if half a million bats died, "that would add up to two billion insects per night that would not get eaten."
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