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for Wildlife in North Carolina Vol. 76 Issue 2, Mar/Apr 2012
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There are thirteen species of bats living in Western North Carolina. Some are migratory bats; others are cave bats. It is the cave bat that concerns scientists most because many of them are afflicted with a mysterious ailment called the white-nose syndrome. The disease has already killed hundreds of thousands of bats in the eastern part of the United States. The disease was first discovered in Albany, NY, in 2006. Scientists in the state are searching for an answer to the disease using the North Carolina Bat Acoustic Monitoring Program.
To most people fishing exists for two reasons--sports and recreation and earning a living. Fisheries biologists, however, fish for knowledge. Hining discusses how their equipment differs from the usual fisherman, how the fish are caught, what they do with the fish, and how this knowledge helps them manage fish populations.
In part two of this article continued from the January/February issue, Jones discusses more of the problems facing the bobwhite quail in North Carolina. This article focuses on proposed solutions for preventing further decline.