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2010-05-27 07:15:00

For the first time, researchers at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute track unique signals from tiny transmitters glued to individual orchid bees, yielding new insight into the role of bees in tropical forest ecosystems.

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2010-05-17 12:32:30

The six-foot-long babies of the world's biggest shark species, Carcharocles megalodon, frolicked in the warm shallow waters of an ancient shark nursery in what is now Panama.

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2010-04-19 12:46:56

The fifth Howler Monkey census at the Smithsonian's Barro Colorado Island research station in Panama, organized by Katie Milton, professor in the department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management at the University of California, Berkeley, revealed that monkey numbers have not changed significantly since the first census 33 years ago.

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2010-04-06 14:40:00

In the first survey of sand flies in Panama to use genetic barcoding, scientists at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and Gorgas Memorial Laboratories identified 20 sand fly species from Barro Colorado Island.

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2010-04-06 14:02:23

The discovery of a new fossil turtle species in Colombia's Cerrejón coal mine by researchers from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama and the Florida Museum of Natural History helps to explain the origin of one of the most biodiverse groups of turtles in South America.

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2010-04-05 14:15:00

A new study examines complex interactions in the middle of the ecological pyramid, where birds, bats and lizards consume insects.

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2010-03-24 08:29:17

The brain region responsible for learning and memory is bigger in social bee queens who may have to address these questions than in solitary queens.

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2010-03-19 08:18:22

Leafcutter ant queens can live for twenty years, fertilizing millions of eggs with sperm stored after a single day of sexual activity.

2010-03-18 13:52:31

Researchers from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and Earthwatch met in Panama from Mar. 1-5 to present mid-term research results from the HSBC Climate Partnership, a five-year initiative to identify and respond to the impacts of climate change.

2010-03-02 09:09:07

The first systematic study of surveillance techniques for the insect vector of Chagas disease in Amazonia concludes that tall palm trees with large amounts of debris on their crowns and stems should be targets for disease surveillance and control.


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plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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