Blomberg quoted in Sun Journal article about Maine bats, white-nose syndrome

Erik Blomberg, an assistant professor of wildlife population ecology at the University of Maine, was quoted in a Sun Journal article about how Maine’s bat population is fighting to survive. White-nose syndrome, a disease caused by a quick-spreading fungus, is believed to have killed 80 to 90 percent of the affected bat species in Maine, according to the article. While biologists worry about bats’ future in the state, they acknowledge the animals don’t have the best public image, the article states. “Bats have long been misunderstood,” Blomberg said. “They’re certainly not looking to get us or anything like that. I would say count yourself lucky if you live among bats.”