Tag: hoary bats

March 14, 2022

Researchers use genetics to track rabies in bats

Researchers have begun to sequence the genes of rabies viruses detected in New England bats using a technique they say can provide important information about how rabies spreads and t...

December 2, 2019

For North Dakota bats, dwindling wetlands are crucial

Under the best of circumstances, bats can be tricky to study. In North Dakota, where caves are few and bats may roost wherever they can find a rocky crevice, it...

September 13, 2019

Rapid declines raise concerns about hoary bat’s future

Hoary bat numbers are plummeting in the Pacific Northwest, according to a recent study, raising concerns about the ability of the species to survive throughout the United States as growing...

July 12, 2018

By listening to bats, biologists shed new light on them

When Ted Weller saw the blips that appeared on the digital map, they suggested to him something bat biologists had suspected but could never see. The black spots over Montana...

June 15, 2018

Mating bats go for the silent treatment

Giving someone the “silent treatment” during courtship might not be the best strategy for romance. But new research shows hoary bats (Lasiurus cinereus) fly with little or no echolocation at all as...

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June 25, 2015

Researchers Trace Hawaiian Hoary Bat Origins

A new discovery related to Hawaii’s only living native land mammal might mean some revisions regarding how it’s protected under the Endangered Species Act. In a recent study published in...