Oh my cology!
April 9, 2009 5:18 PM Subscribe
An epidemic fungus seems to be killing off frogs. An epidemic fungus seems to be killing off bats. An epidemic fungus may be killing off bees.
Might these three epidemics be related? And is a fungus coming for us next?
posted by Camofrog to Science & Nature (14 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
The chytrid fungus
is killing frogs. White-nose syndrome,
bats. And a possible cause of colony collapse disorder
, which is taking out beehives, is a fungus. I can't help wondering if these things are related; it seems odd to me that three huge spokes in the wheel all get attacked at once. Is this unusual and might they be connected?