Fungus Deadly to Bats Found in California

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Bats hanging in a cave. (iStock)

An invasive fungus that has killed millions of bats on the East Coast, has been found in California. Government biologists announced last week that the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome was detected on several bats near Lassen Volcanic National Park in Northern California. Forum talks about the spread of the deadly bat disease and efforts to stop it. We'll also discuss the important ecological role of a healthy bat population.

Related Links:
Fungus That's Killed Millions of Bats Detected in California (KQED Science)

Report a Bat with White Nose Syndrome (California Department of Fish and Wildlife)


Kevin Stark, reporter, KQED Science

Winifred Frick, chief scientist, Bat Conservation International