Episode 10: Batastic Conservation of the Florida Bonneted Bat

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In this episode of Outstanding in the Field we head to southern Florida to learn about one of North America’s most misunderstood - yet threatened - mammals: bats.

Episode 10 - Bats

Outstanding in the Field - Episode 10 artwork of a researcher holding a Florida bonneted bat.

Outstanding in the Field - Episode 10 artwork of a researcher holding a Florida bonneted bat.

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Episode title: Batastic Conservation of the Florida Bonneted Bat

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Summary: Welcome to the USGS Ecosystems Mission Area Outstanding in the Field podcast series that tells stories about our science, our adventures, and our efforts to better understand fish and wildlife and the ecosystems that support them. In this episode we head to southern Florida to learn about one of North America’s most misunderstood - yet threatened - mammals: bats.

Interviewee: Dr. Laura D’Acunto, USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center and Roxanne Pourshoushtari, USGS Contractor

Writer: Kaitlin Kovacs, USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center and Kelly Guilbeau, USGS Contractor

Narrator: Marisa Lubeck, USGS Public Affairs Specialist

Producer: Suzanna Soileau, Outreach Coordinator (Ecosystems Mission Area)

Audio: Music: Marty Fitzpatrick ; Florida bonneted bat audio clips were provided by ZooMiami and the Miami Bat Lab 

Podcast Art: Graphic by Jeffrey Kemp and photo of a researcher holds a Florida bonneted bat courtesy of Roxy Pourshoushtari, Contractor to USGS. 

 

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