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Shelf Life Video: Into the Island of Bats


The island of Cuba is a key piece of the puzzle for two researchers who are studying bats and trying to understand biodiversity in the Caribbean. Find out why on an expedition with mammalogists J. Angelo Soto-Centeno and Gilberto Silva Taboada, joined by Ana Luz Porzecanski, director of the Museum’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation.


Shelf Life videos are shared by agreement with the American Museum of Natural History. GotScience Magazine kindly reminds you to not touch wild bats. Learn more about bat-human virus transmission.

“We have evidence at a particular place and time that allows us to make comparisons not only in present day, but also with the past.” J. ANGELO SOTO-CENTENO, Research Associate, Division of Vertebrate Zoology, American Museum of Natural History

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