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The positive side of fouling communities

September 26, 2019

Encrusting organisms may be disliked by most people, but they’re helping explore marine conservation and biodiversity concerns

What’s lurking under the forest?

September 23, 2019

As part of her doctoral work, Heather Stewart is exploring what factors influence the marine sessile community growing on mangrove roots and what is driving the coral invasion of Bocas del Toro mangrove forests, a unique phenomenon

More gold, less Surfer's Ear

September 17, 2019

A bony growth among the remains of Paleoindians from the Gulf of Panama reflects changes in their cultural activities over time

Invaders are lunch for local marine species

September 10, 2019

Native predators could contribute to controlling the abundance and expansion of invasive species

Learning to live without oxygen

September 05, 2019

In Bocas del Toro’s Caribbean waters in Panama, a STRI postdoctoral fellow asks how marine life responds to low oxygen levels and higher temperatures in the ocean

An invisible story is revealed through the senses

September 03, 2019

Through sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch, Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellow Jennifer Gil-Acevedo makes the world of microalgae accessible to all

STRI Commemorates Panama City’s 500th Anniversary, Jeremy Jackson Elected to NAS, Golden Frog Festival 2019 and more

August 30, 2019

STRI Commemorates Panama City’s 500th Anniversary, Jeremy Jackson Elected to NAS, Golden Frog Festival 2019 and more

Corn in Panama: 500 Years and More

August 16, 2019

In commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of Panama City, a STRI exhibition celebrates the close relationship between Panamanians and corn, from its use by the first settlers of the isthmus to the present

A photographic guide to the wildlife of Panama’s old city

August 13, 2019

As Panama City celebrates it’s 500th birthday, STRI’s Steven Paton explores the biodiversity of Panama Viejo, an important historical and archaeological site

Bats use leaves as mirrors to find their prey in the dark

August 09, 2019

Bats can find motionless insects on leaves in the dark. This was thought to be impossible, because the acoustic camouflage provided by the leaves should confuse their echolocation system. Inga Geipel and colleagues discovered how they overcome this problem.

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