Category: Ecology

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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Slow & Steady: Turtles, Tourism…

Slow & Steady: Turtles, Tourism…

June 1, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

SLOW AND STEADY: TURTLES, TOURISM, AND TOMORROW Bocas is a paradise for more than just people – it is also one of the most important regions of sea turtle nesting habitat within the Gran Caribe. Inconveniently for its shelled denizens, the region’s history and culture has deep roots in the capture and consumption of marine [...]

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Starfish at Starfish Beach!

Starfish at Starfish Beach!

April 1, 2013 | By | 2 Comments

They’re Back! Starfish at Starfish Beach! By Casie Dean If you’ve been to Starfish Beach in the last year or so, you, like so many others who have been there previously were probably disappointed. A few years ago, before the pounding music, the abundance of beach bars, and the constant hum from generators that power [...]

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Ecology Rules

Ecology Rules

January 2, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Mangrove islands, a common sight in the Bocas del Toro archipelago, are more than just a clump of trees. Within the island a complex set of interactions occurs between the animals, mostly arthropods such as insects and arachnids, and the plants, which provide the architecture for the ecosystem.  Ecologists call this set of interactions a [...]

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