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Fiona in Free-Fall: Panama’s Disappearing Jaguars

Fiona in Free-Fall: Panama’s Disappearing Jaguars

July 22, 2016

What made this rescue so unique was the fact that Fiona arrived as a motherless infant, one of the last of a dying species...

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WHAT DO MODERN OCEANS REVEAL ABOUT THE ANCIENT FOSSIL RECORD?

WHAT DO MODERN OCEANS REVEAL ABOUT THE ANCIENT FOSSIL RECORD?

December 16, 2014

Scientists sometimes aggressively test the theories of their peers. Recently, Seth Finnegan preferred to put his own hypotheses to a stress test...

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Researchers Help Prevent Tree Falls In Panama City

Researchers Help Prevent Tree Falls In Panama City

December 09, 2014

A towering tropical tree may look perfectly healthy on the outside but be in danger of collapse from fungal decay on the inside...

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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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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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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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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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May the best morph win

May the best morph win

October 31, 2014

Allison Killius pounces on a blue poison dart frog, trapping the nickel-sized amphibian under a clear plastic dome. Jill Del Sol adds a red frog she wrangled nearby to the mini-coliseum...

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GO-TO GUY IN BOCAS

GO-TO GUY IN BOCAS

October 27, 2014

One of the first people scientific visitors meet at STRI’s Bocas Del Toro Research Station on Isla Colón in Panama’s western Caribbean is the ever-smiling laboratory manager Plinio Góndola...

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SEEING IN THE DARK

SEEING IN THE DARK

October 20, 2014

It’s 4 a.m. and Julia Schuckel deftly drives a 4x4 to a favorite spot on a muddy and pool-filled Pipeline Road in Panama’s Soberania National Park...

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