Wednesday, February 25, 2015

National Cave and Karst Research Institute Studies Home of World's Largest Bat Colony

Last fall, I wrote about a wonderful effort in Texas to preserve a unique cave that is home to millions of bats.  Check it out here.  Over the last several months, scientists from the National Cave and Karst Research Institute have been studying the guano (bat poop) deposits in Bracken Cave to better understand the history and habitat of the cave.

The cave is important because it is home to what is thought to be the world's largest bat colony.

Check out a video of their work here. A briefer video of images of the work is below.  However, follow the link for a greater description of the work.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

NCKRI has a top notch staff and conducts a variety of interesting projects.