Part of Panacetacea's mission is to educate locals about the marine life in Panamanian waters. We believe the more people know about their marine resources the more they will be interested in protecting them. Whales and dolphins are always a crowd pleaser, and we enjoy giving talks about marine mammals and the importance of conservation. This year we spoke with a group of locals at the Islas Secas after they had just had the opportunity to see whales during their boat trip to the island. One parent told me that after seeing the whales and then listening to our talk, her little girl said "Mama, the whales are my friends." We love being able to share our knowledge and enthusiasm for marine mammals and hope the next generation will continue conservation efforts!