The coffee hadn’t kicked in yet, but there is an unspoken excitement in the air despite the constant drizzle working its way through well-worn Gore-Tex. The tide is dropping to low, and this team of a dozen scientists has biodiversity to study.
There may not be coral reefs or mangrove forests in British Columbia. But like the Hakai Institute, this research station in Panama is part of the Smithsonian Institution’s MarineGEO network. Travel to the Caribbean and see how marine scientists track coastal change in the tropics.