Today we extended our search to the Paridas island group, to the west of our home base at the Islas Secas. Despite excellent weather conditions we had no visual or acoustic encounters. Given the low population size of this group of humpbacks, we are fully expecting very low densities here at the southern extreme of the breeding ground in the Gulf of Chiriquí. So the search goes on.
We are encouraged that our colleagues further to the north are also conducting similar research, including Jose David Palacios Alfaro (Costa Rica), Ester Quintana (Guatemala), and Oscar Frey (Mexico), among several others. We look forward to similar coordinated efforts in future years.