Graduate Student Publishes Research on Aye-Ayes

On January 18, 2012 by Grad Forum

Gillian Moritz, a PhD student in Nathaniel Dominy’s laboratory, recently had her research on the aye-aye published in the International Journal of Primatology.

Moritz’s research is concerned with the study of the aye-aye’s unusual finger.  Native to Madagascar, the temperature of the aye-aye’s middle finger fluctuates depending on whether it is in use or not, specifically when it is looking for food.

“Like any delicate instrument, it is probably best deactivated when not in use,” Moritz told BBC Nature.

Read the full BBC Nature article HERE.

Photo: Moritz/Dominy

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