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Region 5.

Bats In cooperation with the New Jersey Division of Fish, Game, and Wildlife's Endangered and Nongame Species Program, the FWS New Jersey Field Office conducted a bat survey of the Hibernia Mine in Morris County. A total of 18 endangered Indiana bats (Myotis sodalis) were found hibernating at the site. Nonendangered bats also were found: 59 eastern pipistrelles (Pipistrellus subflavus), 21 northern long-eared bats (Myotisseptentrionalis), 5 big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus), and 28,088 little brown bats (Myotis luctfugus). The surveyors observed bands on three of the little brown bats. Researchers had banded 2 of the bats in the summer of 1997 within 5 miles (8 kilometers) of the Hibernia Mine while evaluating summer habitat use on and adjacent to the Picatinny Arsenal in Morris County, New Jersey. The third bat was banded the same summer during a research project at the Durham Mine in Quakertown, Pennsylvania.

Reported by Lisa Arroyo of the FWS New Jersey Field Office.
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Author:Arroyo, Lisa
Publication:Endangered Species Bulletin
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:May 1, 1999
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