Hurricane season keeps chasing us off the island much earlier than we would like, but at first we thought it had decimated the population of monkeys as well. We know that they have been surviving without natural water supplies by licking dew and stealing seabird eggs, but after our population survey we were shocked to find absolutely no male monkeys among the survey population.

We also noticed that only a select handful of the females were breeding. On a whim, we examined five of the ten offspring that we observed, and to our surprise they were all males–the only male monkeys on the island.

Clearly, more research is needed.

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