RI officials monitoring bat populations in state

June 16, 2014 11:07 AM

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Rhode Island officials are analyzing four years of monitoring data to see how bat populations in the state are faring as a fungal disease that has killed millions of the animals spreads across the country.

State wildlife biologist Charles Brown told The Providence Journal (http://bit.ly/1uxmKnB ) that Rhode Island bat populations have definitely diminished during the white-nose syndrome crisis. But the extent of the problem isn't clear, and Brown and the Department of Environmental Management are hopi...

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