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WILL CLIMATE CHANGE MAKE TROPICAL TREES MORE COLORFUL?

WILL CLIMATE CHANGE MAKE TROPICAL TREES MORE COLORFUL?

November 28, 2014

Young tropical trees often sport blue, red or purple leaves. This is due to high concentrations of anthocyanins, the same chemicals that give berries their bright colors...

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Study: Environmental Bleaching Impairs Long-Term Coral Reproduction

Study: Environmental Bleaching Impairs Long-Term Coral Reproduction

November 24, 2014

Coral reefs provide protection and shelter for many different species of fish. Without the reefs, certain fish are left homeless and without an area to reproduce...

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THE ESCAPE ARTIST EGGS

THE ESCAPE ARTIST EGGS

November 24, 2014

Discovering predator-induced early hatching revolutionized how biologists viewed embryos. It led to an enviable thesis and opened a research path that has earned numerous grants and sparked the careers of many young tropical biologists...

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DEAD ZONES LIKELY TO EXPAND AS COASTAL WATERS WARM<br/>Majority of World’s Dead Zones Expected to Heat Up Under Climate Change

DEAD ZONES LIKELY TO EXPAND AS COASTAL WATERS WARM
Majority of World’s Dead Zones Expected to Heat Up Under Climate Change

November 17, 2014

A full 94 percent of the world’s dead zones lie in regions expected to warm at least two degrees Celsius by the century’s end, according to a new report from the STRI and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center published Nov. 10...

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STRI’S AMAZON FRAGMENTATION EXPERIMENT

STRI’S AMAZON FRAGMENTATION EXPERIMENT

November 17, 2014

STRI scientists interested in a unique tropical forest research opportunity may want to consider Brazil’s Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project (BDFFP)...

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STAMPS CELEBRATE DEEP REEF FISH

STAMPS CELEBRATE DEEP REEF FISH

November 17, 2014

To commemorate deep reef fish species discovered and named by Smithsonian’s Ross Robertson and Carole Baldwin around Curaçao, the Caribbean island nation released a set of ten stamps featuring these colorful species...

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WHEN ARE ALGAE AT EQUILIBRIUM?

WHEN ARE ALGAE AT EQUILIBRIUM?

November 17, 2014

Anyone who has snorkeled the reefs of Panama’s Bocas Del Toro Archipelago has probably seen large fields of brownish, fan-like algae undulating in the currents where coral once thrived...

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Panama shatters raptor migration record

Panama shatters raptor migration record

November 11, 2014

More than two million migrating raptors passed over Panama City on Sunday, Nov. 2, doubling the previous record of almost 900,000 tallied in a single day last year...

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SENACYT HOSTS DISCUSSION ON WOMEN IN SCIENCE

SENACYT HOSTS DISCUSSION ON WOMEN IN SCIENCE

November 11, 2014

At early career stages women in Panama are well represented in technology and the sciences. But as careers advance the proportion of women gradually decreases...

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WHAT DO SPICULES SAY ABOUT THE PAST?

WHAT DO SPICULES SAY ABOUT THE PAST?

November 11, 2014

Anyone who has ever stepped barefoot on a sandy beach and felt the painful prick of a nearly invisible spike has encountered Magdalena Lukowiak’s study subject...

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