Thomas H. Kunz

Apr. 18, 2008

Bat Die-Off Mystery

Bat experts are struggling to explain what's causing a massive die-off in hibernating bats across parts of the Northeast.

bats, ecology, ecosystem, fungus, white nose syndrome, white-nose syndrome

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\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.

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