Galeta Marine Laboratory

Research info

Galeta Point Marine Laboratory, managed by STRI since the 1960's, is located near the Caribbean entrance of the Panama Canal and the city of Colon, Lat. 9°24'18"N, Long. 79°51'48.5"W. Its scientific value lies in its proximity to fringing coral reefs, sea grass beds and mangrove communities, and its long-term environmental monitoring program.



Extensive environmental monitoring both before and after a major oil spill in 1986 took place at this site.

Researchers working at Galeta have generated more than 250 scientific publications since 1962.