Underwater Lemur Graveyard Discovered

Feb. 17, 2015 - Madagascar is the only place in the world where lemurs live in the wild. A recent discovery in an underwater cave yielded the largest cache ever found of extinct-lemur bones. Some of the extinct lemurs were as big as gorillas.

To read a National Geographic news article about the discovery, click here.

This expedition was supported by the National Geographic Society Committee for Research and Exploration. 

Expedition Credits:
Researchers:
Alfred L. Rosenberger, Brooklyn College, CUNY; NYCEP, CUNY
Laurie R. Godfrey, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Kathleen M. Muldoon, Midwestern University
Gregg F. Gunnell, Duke University
Haingoson Andriamialison,  University of Antananarivo
Lovasoa Ranivoharimanana, University of Antananarivo
Jean Freddy Ranaivoarisoa, University of Antananarivo
Armand Hubert Rasoamiaramanana, University of Antananarivo
Jeannot Randrianasy, University of Antananarivo

Divers:
Ryan Dart
Victoria Alexandrova
Patrick Widmann
Hans Kaspersetz
Kim Davidsson
Mauro Bordignon
Phillip Lehman

Expedition Executive Producer:
Phillip Lehman

Expedition Special Thanks:
Guy Suzon Ramangason, Director General, Madagascar National Parks
Mr. Lovasoa Dresy, Tsimanampetsotsa National Park
Madagascar Ministry of Mines
Madagascar Ministry of Education
Madagascar Ministry of Arts and Culture.
National Science Foundation
Ryan Dart