Category: Ecology

Every Day is Earth Day in Bocas del Toro

Every Day is Earth Day in Bocas del Toro

May 1, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

by Dr. Tamara Romanuk Earth Day, the day the world (most of it anyway…192 countries to date) celebrates our home, the one and only Planet Earth, for its 44th year. Earth Day has grown from its grass-roots origins in New York City, to become a true global movement. Its goals? To demonstrate support for environmental [...]

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Waterspout in Bocas!

Waterspout in Bocas!

May 1, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Touchdown! It’s called a waterspout. The swirling tornado-like column of water, made up of water droplets formed by condensation, rather than by sucking up water from a lake or the ocean as it is commonly thought, appeared quite suddenly near Bocas Town on April 9th, around 10:30am. Waterspouts, which occur mostly in the tropics, need [...]

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Lionfish: Deadly or Delicious?

Lionfish: Deadly or Delicious?

February 1, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Most of us have heard of the lionfish, but few people really know much about them. It’s time to get the facts straight, and learn how to stop this invasive fish from overtaking our waters. Native to the southwestern Pacific and Indian Oceans, lionfish are a popular aquarium fish in the United States due to [...]

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Police Discuss Red Frogs in Bahia Roja

Police Discuss Red Frogs in Bahia Roja

November 21, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

A meeting was held on November 20th in the Bahia Roja community (Bastimentos Island) after the national police received a disturbing report regarding the mistreatment of a Red Frog. A group of tourists claimed that they were approached by a child with a Red Frog in a plastic bag asking for a donation to see [...]

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Peculiar Marine Life Mortality in the Caribbean

Peculiar Marine Life Mortality in the Caribbean

November 15, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

In the last 2 months there has been an unusual amount of sea life washing up dead on the South Caribbean shores of Panama and Costa Rica. The amount of sea turtles is the most obvious and most alarming to the people of these beach communities. There have been 41 Hawksbill and Green Sea Turtles [...]

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Please Report All Deceased Animals to ANAM

Please Report All Deceased Animals to ANAM

October 15, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

In the last 2 months there has been an unusual amount of sea life washing up on the South Caribbean shores of Panama and Costa Rica. It has definitely been the big beloved sea turtles that are the the most obvious and alarming to the people of these beach communities. There have been 41 sea [...]

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Matrimony,Monkeys and More at Finca los Monos

Matrimony,Monkeys and More at Finca los Monos

July 17, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

There’s something very romantic about being wed at a pavilion surrounded by a masterfully constructed botanical garden. You’re enclosed by beautiful exotic plants and your senses are absolutely inundated with the wonders of nature. From the reverberations of hundreds of jungle creatures to the aroma of thousands of tropical plants, there is just something intoxicating [...]

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