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Bat Program Goes Into Hibernation

Mark Elderkin

A website and telephone hotline set up this summer to track bat sightings across Nova Scotia is going into hibernation. This summer, the Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute and the province asked people to report bat sightings.  This is in response to news that 95% of the bat population was wiped out by white nose syndrome

This is an infection that has killed millions of bats across North America.

Mark Elderkin is a bat expert with the Department of Natural Resources. We've reached him in Kentville.

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