10922 thumb The Aquatic Life of Panama's Pacific Coast and Caribbean Sea

Panama is not only a rich in terrestrial biodiversity in its coastal rainforests, the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean surrounding the Panamanian isthmus is also teeming with exotic fish, whale, dolphins, sharks and a huge diversity of other remarkable sea creatures.

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West Indian Manatee 1
Trichechus manatus
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Minke Whale 2
Balaenoptera acutorostrata
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Sei Whale 3
Balaenoptera borealis
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Eden's Whale 4
Balaenoptera edeni
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Humpback Whale 5
Megaptera novaeangliae
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Blue Whale 6
Balaenoptera musculus
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Short-beaked Common Dolphin 7
Delphinus delphis
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Pygmy Killer Whale 4
Feresa attenuata
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Short-finned Pilot Whale 8
Globicephala macrorhynchus
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Risso's Dolphin 9
Grampus griseus
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Fraser's Dolphin 10
Lagenodelphis hosei
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Orca 11
Orcinus orca
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Melon-headed Whale 12
Peponocephala electra
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False Killer Whale 13
Pseudorca crassidens
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Clymene Dolphin 14
Stenella clymene
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Pantropical Spotted Dolphin 4
Stenella attenuata
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Guyana Dolphin 15
Sotalia guianensis
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Striped Dolphin 16
Stenella coeruleoalba
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Atlantic Spotted Dolphin 17
Stenella frontalis
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Spinner Dolphin 18
Stenella longirostris
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Rough-toothed Dolphin 8
Steno bredanensis
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Common Bottlenose Dolphin 8
Tursiops truncatus
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Sperm Whale 19
Physeter macrocephalus
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Pygmy Sperm Whale 21
Kogia breviceps
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Gervais' Beaked Whale 22
Mesoplodon europaeus
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Ginkgo-toothed Beaked Whale 23
Mesoplodon ginkgodens
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Peruvian Beaked Whale 4
Mesoplodon peruvianus
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Cuvier's Beaked Whale 24
Ziphius cavirostris
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Tiger Shark 26
Galeocerdo cuvier
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Common Blacktip Shark 27
Carcharhinus limbatus
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Whitetip Reef Shark 28
Triaenodon obesus
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Leatherback Sea Turtle 29
Dermochelys coriacea
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Sea Turtles 30
Chelonioidea
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Whale Shark 31
Rhincodon typus
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Loggerhead Sea Turtle 32
Caretta caretta
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Hawksbill Sea Turtle 33
Eretmochelys imbricata
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Green Sea Turtle 34
Chelonia mydas

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