Barro Colorado Island - Aerial View

Thursday, October 25 2007 @ 12:38 PM UTC

Contributed by: Don Winner

Barro Colorado Island - Click For Full Sized Image
Barro Colorado Island - Click For Full Sized Image

By DON WINNER for - This aerial view of the world famous Barro Colorado Island. From the web site of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute - "Barro Colorado Island (BCI), a 1,500-hectare island, is STRI's primary site for the study of lowland moist tropical forests. Together with five adjacent peninsulas, BCI forms the 5,400-hectare Barro Colorado Nature Monument (BCNM), which is located in the middle of the Panama Canal . Established in April 17, 1923 , BCNM and has been administered by the Smithsonian since 1946. We welcome around 200 scientists from around the world every year. Modern, air-conditioned laboratory space, a cafeteria, and accommodations are available for resident researchers, and the Field Research Station features all the necessary infrastructure: offices, labs, growing houses, an insectary, dark room, computer room, dining hall, conference room, visitorís center, as well as Internet access, telephones, and boat rental services." This aerial view helps to get a grasp of the size of this huge island.

Copyright 2007 by Don Winner for Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.

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