The Panama Bay (Spanish: Bahia de Panamá) is a large body of water off the coast of southern Panama, at 8°50′00″N 79°15′00″W / 8.8333333°N 79.25°W / 8.8333333; -79.25. It is a part of the greater Gulf of Panama.

Official nameBahía de Panamá
Designated20 October 2003
Reference no.1319[1]

Pollution ProblemsEdit

The Panama Bay is considered to be in an eutrophic state by the World Resources Institute. This is a result of ongoing pollution from agricultural and livestock operations. Urban wastewater from nearby Panama City has also contributed to the eutrophication of Panama Bay.[2]

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Aerial View of Panama Bay with Panama City in the background.
  1. ^ "Bahía de Panamá". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Interactive Map of Eutrophication & Hypoxia". Washington D.C.: World Resources Institute. Retrieved 16 April 2014.