Feb 01, 2018 - National Geographic Quest
Today we finally arrived to the Gulf of Panama, This gulf is characterized by having powerful northeastern trade winds crossing the isthmus and hitting the surface of the wáter. This causes an upwell, and this effect promotes an abundance of fish and therefore some of the islands of the gulf are used as nesting sites for thousands of seabirds. Bona is part of a group of three islands where we can observe the nesting behavior of pelicans, brown boobies, blue footed boobies and magnificent frigate birds
After visiting this island, it was time for the most awaited moment of the week, the crossing of the first set of locks of the Panama Canal. We first docked at the entrance of the canal and after welcoming a Panama Canal pilot onboard, we started our journey through one of the the most famous engineering wonders of the world.
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