Mostrando las entradas de octubre, 2014

Pelagic trip off Pedasí (including a species new for Panama), a report by Jan Axel Cubilla

Report by Jan Axel Cubilla Photographs by Rafael Luck Date: October 25th, 2014. Participants: George Angehr, Rafael Luck, Euclides Campos and Jan Axel Cubilla (plus captain Jeff Hopkins and crew member “Lito”) We departed at 6:30 am from El Arenal beach, close to the town of Pedasi aboard a 30 ft sport fishing boat and headed directly to the south. Our intention was to chum a mixture of fish oil (kindly donated by Fulo Motta and Laly Vallarino) and bait plus popcorn at two different seamounts (at N 7º 14’ 52.0’’, W -80º 1’ 0.2’’ and 7º 18’ 31.7’’, W -79º 39’ 43.1’’, this last one surrounded by 1000-meter depths). We planned a 8-hours long trip, spending at least one hour at each seamount. The top speed of the boat was 12 nm, and we reached the farthest point from land at 27 nm approximately. In total, we recorded 19 species (plus three taxa), including eight tubenoses (petrels, shearwaters and storm-petrels), five jaegers and terns, and three suliformes (frigatebirds and boobi

Whistling Heron still near Chepo, a report by Rafael Luck

  Solo para informate que hoy, conjuntamente con Osvaldo Quintero y mi persona, vimos el Whistling Heron ... Anda aun solo por el mismo lugar donde muchos los han visto, en la finca a la izquierda antes de llegar a la Garita de Policia de Chepo, viniendo de la ciudad...