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PEEC: Houseboat Amazon – Four-Month Search For Saki Monkey Feb. 26

on February 17, 2019 - 10:44am
Learn about Dr. Laura Marsh’s four-month expedition in the Amazon rainforest to search for a species of saki monkey at the February Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting. This talk will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. and is free to attend. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC News:
Join the Los Alamos Mountaineers to hear about Dr. Laura Marsh’s four-month expedition into the flooded depths of the Amazon rainforest to search for a saki monkey that had not been seen alive for More than 80 years.
Dr. Marsh’s talk is 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Los Alamos Nature Center on Canyon Road.
Dr. Marsh will chronicle her team’s exciting search for a particular species of saki monkey that had not been seen since the 1930s. Her team of international researchers, local guides, conservationists and photographers endured difficult conditions on their quest. They often rose before dawn to put on heavy long pants, long sleeves, boots and a hat in 100 percent humidity and up to mid-90 degree temperatures to go slogging through various habitats covered in biting insects and mud. Sometimes their fieldwork had to cease due to intense pouring rains and occasionally the researchers had to swim across channels in all of their clothing with all of their gear.
Learn about the trials and tribulations of this research excursion and more at this talk. Dr. Marsh also will discuss what she and other researchers learned about hunting, fishing and forest use by local people. This talk is free to attend and no advance registration is needed.
For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit, email or call 505.662.0460.