Category Archives: Panama

Unraveling the Development and Evolution of Transparency in Butterflies

By Aaron Pomerantz How does an animal become invisible? Enter the paradox of the glasswing butterfly. As the name implies, these butterflies have transparent parts of their wings, engendering a common notion that they are “invisible” to avoid predators. However, … Continue reading

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Tropical Biology and Ships: Animal Behavior Research with Background Whistles

By Ignacio Escalante I am walking in a tropical rainforest on a small island in central Panama. The sound of my muddy boots mixes with the sounds of raindrops hitting the tree canopy, and toucans singing, and monkeys howling in the … Continue reading

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Opportunities for Improving Panama’s Potable Water

By Rucker Alex and Charlotte D. Smith, Ph.D. Despite being surrounded — and bisected — by water, Panama struggles to meet its citizens’ water needs in both urban and rural areas. In 2013, 840,000 of the country’s 3.8 million people … Continue reading

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