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Monkey Tracking Adventures (part 8)

16 Jan 09 Big generator still out today so we’re still operating on the small one. Conserving power, and no internet this morning. Running on battery power as long as I can. Proxmity Tracking paper Reading the proximity paper I … Continue reading

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Monkey Tracking Adventures (part 7)

15 Jan 2009 There’s a group of howler monkeys voicing their opinions nearby as I type.  I can hear them through the window. It’s pretty quiet, so they’re probably several hundred meters away in the forest, I’m guessing. Saw tamarind … Continue reading

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Monkey Tracking Adventures (part 6)

14 Jan 2009 Radio Tests and Camera Traps Today was a day of camera traps and radio tests.  Tony and I  went out to replace two of the camera traps that are used to cover a mineral lick where the … Continue reading

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Monkey Tracking Adventures (part 5)

13 Jan 2009 Question: what are the regulations on long-range 2.4GHz and associated bands in this area? 25-30 animals in a group typically, although spider monkeys typically move in smaller groups ( less than 5-6?) Didn’t go into the field … Continue reading

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Monkey Tracking Adventures (part 4)

12 Jan 2009 It’s getting a little easier here, for a few reasons. My stomach is getting stabler (still a ways to go), Tony and co. are only taking me on short baby walks. In fact, it’s quite a pleasant … Continue reading

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Monkey Tracking Adventures (part 3)

11 Jan 2009 Not much to say about today. I spent the whole day in camp, and much of it in the bathroom, getting intimate with the local microflora. The researchers use dictaphones to record vocal notes on their observations. … Continue reading

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Monkey Tracking Adventures (part 2)

10 Jan 2009 Went out to observe wooly monkeys with Tony, Mauricio, Peter.  Attempted to track groups G and Y.  They used radio collar receiver, but had confusing time because, as near as I could tell, the two collars from … Continue reading

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Monkey Tracking Adventures (part 1)

I’m currently in the rainforest in eastern Ecuador with NYU primatologist Anthony Di Fiore and his team, learning how they track monkeys, in order to see where some of the technologies we work with at ITP can be used to … Continue reading

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