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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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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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Bayano Event Brings three cultures closer

Bayano Event Brings three cultures closer

October 31, 2014

Before the Pan-American Highway dead-ends in the rainforests of eastern Panama, travelers cross the Bayano River...

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Teacher training at Galeta

Teacher training at Galeta

October 31, 2014

30 teachers from hard-to-reach communities along the Caribbean coast east and west of Colon convened at Galeta Point Marine Laboratory to participate in a workshop, “Teaching through hands-on involvement and classification of organisms”...

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Superheated Tropical Ants At Risk To Climate Change

Superheated Tropical Ants At Risk To Climate Change

October 27, 2014

The highest maximum temperature tolerated by any of the 88 ant species tested was 56 C. This Ectatomma ant may encounter exceptionally high temperatures on sun-exposed branches...

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Dunes Reveal Biodiversity Secrets

Dunes Reveal Biodiversity Secrets

October 20, 2014

Ancient, acidic and nutrient-depleted dunes in Western Australia are not an obvious place to answer a question that has vexed tropical biologists for decades...

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¡CHISPA! RECEIVES THREE-YEAR GRANT FROM U.S. GOVERNMENT

¡CHISPA! RECEIVES THREE-YEAR GRANT FROM U.S. GOVERNMENT

October 20, 2014

STRI’s highly successful after-school science mentoring program for at-risk youth in Panama received a huge boost from the U.S. Department of State, which awarded a grant on Oct. 7 to fund ¡CHISPA¡ for three years...

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