Recently, Jackson Weaver, Danielle Losos, and I spent two weeks researching both Anolis lineatus and Anolis bonairensis in the Netherland Antilles, specifically on the islands of Curacao and Bonaire. Working alongside Dr. Losos, Dr. Herrel, and Dr. Fabre, we observed the various activities of the lizards, filming them for periods of up to thirty minutes to analyze the behavioral characteristics of both species. Furthermore, we investigated the mystery of the asymmetrical dewlap of Anolis lineatus–why does one side of its dewlap exhibit a lighter shade than the other? This short video documents our research process and explores our intriguing results. We are currently in the process of writing papers on these subjects, and are releasing this video to give background knowledge on the topics of our studies.
We hope you enjoy this short film about our excursion!