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Macaque Monkeys Adapt After Hurricane Maria

Researchers investigate whether 1,800 macaques may have been changed by Hurricane Maria.
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By Ari Daniel

Over 1,800 rhesus macaques inhabit the tiny island of Cayo Santiago just off the east coast of Puerto Rico. Most of these monkeys managed to survive Hurricane Maria, but researchers speculate that their behavior and cognition may have been altered by sudden changes in their environment, affecting the availability of resources like shade. As the climate changes, these macaques may have a lot to teach us.

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