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What are canopy ants up to?

What are canopy ants up to?

July 28, 2014

Max Adams delighted in climbing trees and playing with bugs when he was a toddler in Louisiana. Two decades later not a lot has changed...

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Slow-moving shallows put the heat on Bocas Coral

Slow-moving shallows put the heat on Bocas Coral

July 21, 2014

Snorkel-perfect coral reefs in the calm, mangrove-fringed waters of the Bocas Del Toro Archipelago are expected to be among the hardest hit by warmer temperatures that lead to coral bleaching and mortality, a new study finds...

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The fascinating world of Flatworms

The fascinating world of Flatworms

July 21, 2014

Polyclad flatworms were among the first creatures to evolve a brain. Some produce toxins that could have pharmacological potential...

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How do larvae swim in a hot-tub world?

How do larvae swim in a hot-tub world?

July 21, 2014

Karen Chan carefully fills custom-made Plexiglas chambers with warm seawater, flips on the spotlights, hits the record button and drapes a dark curtain over her makeshift movie set...

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Central America Protects whale sharks

Central America Protects whale sharks

July 11, 2014

Representatives from Panama, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic signed a binding agreement protecting whale sharks in Eastern Pacific and Caribbean waters that took effect on July 1...

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STRI science showcased at Panama Canal Forum

STRI science showcased at Panama Canal Forum

July 11, 2014

As part of a year of centennial celebrations, the Panama Canal Authority invited experts for a two-day forum on environment, water and energy: 100 Years Of Innovation for a Sustainable Canal...

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Why fear Bats?

Why fear Bats?

July 11, 2014

As manager of Rachel Pageís bat lab, May Dixon juggles a dozen things at once. She briefs new arrivals on tropical diseases, trains them how to safely capture bats and coordinates field activities...

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Colon expansion encroaches on Galeta buffer zone:

Colon expansion encroaches on Galeta buffer zone:

July 07, 2014

The view from STRIís Galeta Point Marine Laboratory hasnít changed much in the last few decades. Waves from the choppy blue Atlantic break on coral reefs and seagrass-covered shallows...

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When is it optimal to build a trail?

When is it optimal to build a trail?

July 07, 2014

Tom Bochynek could not have chosen a more fitting spot to ask what lessons nature may hold for the transfer of human cargo and information...

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Panama fish catch 40 percent larger than reported

Panama fish catch 40 percent larger than reported

June 30, 2014

Panama is said to mean ďabundance of fish.Ē Until recently Panama was also synonymous with bountiful fisheries. A new study estimates that between 1950 and 2010, the haul was so considerable officials could not keep tabs...

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