“This bat die-off is unprecedented and this precipitous decline we have seen is probably the greatest loss of wildlife in North America in at least a century.”
- Thomas Kunz, Ph.D., Boston UniversityJune 26, 2009 Boston, Massachusetts - Bats are dying in the Northeastern United States at a rate never seen before by scientists and the leading culprit is a fungus that was finally named this month for what it does: Geomyces destructans. It’s a brand new fungus never seen before. Bats are mammals and mammals have never been destroyed by a fungus like this before either.
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