September 23, 2017
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Abandoned bunker becomes bat hibernacula in northern Maine

By Aislinn Sarnacki, BDN Staff

Assistant manager of Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge visits a bunker of the former Loring Air Force Base located on the refuge on April 30, 2013. The bunker was transformed into “Bat Bunker No. 1” to house 30 little brown bats during the winter of 2012-13 to research white-nose syndrome in bats and the possible use of artificial hibernacula to study the disease and increase bat survival rates.

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