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Wind turbine threats to rare bats are debated

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                                The Hawaiian hoary bat, opeapea, is the only land mammal native to Hawaii and is listed as an endangered species by the federal and state governments.

    COURTESY DLNR

    The Hawaiian hoary bat, opeapea, is the only land mammal native to Hawaii and is listed as an endangered species by the federal and state governments.

Little is known about native Hawaiian hoary bats, or opeapea, including how many of them exist — because the tiny, nocturnal, solitary tree-nesters are difficult to see, much less count. Read more

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