MERLIN D. TUTTLE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MERLIN D. TUTTLE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
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Pallid Bats are the first bats to arrive at nigh-blooming cardon cacti. Dr. Frick is researching their effectiveness in pollinating these giant cacti (the world's largest). Here, she has netted one in front of an opening flower at dusk and is removing it for further study.
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