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BRI's work on mercury in songbirds has been in the news recently including an article in National Geographic Online. Pictured here is a Yellow Warbler.

BRI in the News

BRI news stories have appeared in many regional, national, and international news outlets. These stories help promote awareness of our work, but also promote the general issues of conservation biology and the need to continue research in wildlife health and its implications to human health.

BRI's researchers are available to talk to journalists and provide expert information on both their work and the broader topics of their expertise. 

To set up interviews, contact: 

Deborah McKewCommunications Director 

News Archive

Jul 15, 2016

BRI's Bat Research on Cape Cod Featured in The Enterprise

Tracking the Elusive Long-Eared Bat
by Sam Houghton

While most folks settled into bed on a warm night in July, a team of wildlife biologists with headlamps and blue latex gloves sat around a table in the middle of the Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge and waited.

“Bat!” one biologist, stationed about 200 yards away, exclaimed.

The rest of the team snapped on their headlamps, rose out of their camping chairs and marched through the tall grass of the forest to a large suspended net. A big brown bat nestled in the middle of the net. Work began.

US Fish and Wildlife hired the Biodiversity Research Institute team, a nonprofit out of Portland, Maine, to trap bats six nights this week in Mashpee to study and tag bat species in the national refuge.

While most of the bats caught and tagged were big brown bats, there was also an exciting confirmation this week: a juvenile Northern Long-Eared Bat, a threatened species, was trapped in the Mashpee woods on Tuesday night, July 12.

Read the full article here.

Photo Credits: Yellow Warbler © Ken Archer.
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