Ants are the glue that hold forests together. But Madagascar’s hotspots of biodiversity are vanishing, and along with them unknown species. An estimated 40% of the island’s species have already perished through human encroachment.
Few species communicate in a way remotely as complex as humans. Gelada monkeys are an exception. Geladas ‘talk’ to each other with complex sequences of sounds, but the function of these melodies is a mystery.
Endangered leatherback hatchlings may suffer high mortality at sea. This study is the first step to understand how and where newborn leatherbacks disperse off their last important nesting sites in West Papua.