Hoary Bat Victim

Image: Hoary Bat Victim

Detailed Description

A hoary bat (Lasiurus cinereus) found dead beneath a wind turbine, an apparent victim of a blade strike or near-contact barotrauma (lung failure from severe and abrupt pressure change; here, caused by the spinning blades). Prior to the problem of bat fatalities at wind turbines, biologists rarely encountered hoary bats.


Image Dimensions: 2592 x 1944

Location Taken: US