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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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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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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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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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STRIíS FIRST REU PROGRAM KICKS OFF

STRIíS FIRST REU PROGRAM KICKS OFF

June 30, 2014

During the REU, students will be paired with STRI staff scientists or research associates to develop research projects in specific areas of terrestrial and marine science...

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STRI Forges stronger ties with Panama's scientific institutions

STRI Forges stronger ties with Panama's scientific institutions

June 23, 2014

To promote and strengthen Panamaís standing as a world-class destination for scientific research, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute has forged stronger collaborative ties with two of Panamaís leading research organizations...

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LARSEN TAKES HELM AS STRI DIRECTOR

LARSEN TAKES HELM AS STRI DIRECTOR

June 23, 2014

STRIís incoming director, Matthew Larsen, officially became a Smithsonian employee on Monday, June 16...

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Beetle Genus named for STRI'S Don Windsor

Beetle Genus named for STRI'S Don Windsor

June 16, 2014

Some people are honored with the name of a species. STRIís Donald Windsor was recently placed one branch higher on the taxonomy tree with a genus named after him...

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