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BATS Magazine

VOLUME 6, NO. 4 Winter 1988

On the Cover

Polauta Ridge and Pola Island in American Samoa are part of the 8,500 acres being set aside for a national park. This area provides nesting sites for many seabirds. Throughout the park, visitors can observe a wide variety of sea, marsh, and land birds, sometimes seen in flight with Samoa's only native mammals, Samoan and Tongan flying foxes. Surrounding coral reefs shelter myriads of colorful fish, sea turtles and other marine life, while dolphins abound and occasional whales can be spotted. Pristine beaches border lush lowland and montane rain forests that extend to cloud forests in the mountains above. Photo by Merlin D. Tuttle

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All articles in this issue:
On the Cover
BCI Helps Samoans Gain National Park
Photographing the World's Bats: Adventure, Tribulation and Rewards
Behind the Scenes
Rain Forest Exhibits Offer Visitors a Taste of the Tropics
Kids Go Bats Over Bats
Long-nosed Bats Added to U.S. Endangered List
BCI Offers First Bat Study Workshop
Expedition Opens Door for Bat Studies in China
Bats in Chinese Art
BCI Welcomes New Trustees
BCI Members Make a Big Difference
"Original" Bat Houses Now Made by BCI
Happy Holidays from the BCI Staff

Unless otherwise noted, all images are copyright ©Merlin D. Tuttle and/or ©Bat Conservation International