Scientists are searching for reasons for the mass death of bats


Biologists from Russia and the Czech Republic are looking for reasons for the spread of the “white nose” fungus, which leads to the death of bats. Since 2006, several thousand colonies in North America have almost completely died out because of the syndrome that causes this fungus.

The white nose syndrome is caused by a fungus of the genus Geomyces: spores form a white coating on the muzzle and other parts of the body of bats, and damage appears on the skin. The causative agent of the syndrome is activated during hibernation, and beginning to multiply, it drains the animal and ultimately leads to its death.

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