Our field season happens to coincide with the rainy season in Panama. This is not necessarily a bad thing. We have come to love the overcast days because it means the tropical sun is not beating down on us so strongly. Another bonus is that when the skies are really dark, the humpback whale blows are easier to see. It usually doesn't rain all day and we can get out and work for at least a few hours. However, sometimes large storm systems move through and we might lose an entire day or two. Luckily we have plenty of work to keep us busy on land, and it's always good to catch up on rest after many long hours in the boat.