Center of biodiversity
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The Philippines is the "center of the center" of marine fish diversity. We have 2,983 fish species compared to the other countries within the Coral Triangle, the center of marine biodiversity of the world.
Center of biodiversity. (2017, February 5). Manila Bulletin, p. 14.
Biodiversity; Marine ecology; Rare species; Threatened species; Aquaria; Coral bleaching; Sedimentation; Overfishing; Reef fish; Coral reef conservation; Marine mammals; Nature conservation; Heliofungia actiniformis; Physogyra lichtensteini; Cheilinus undulatus; Epinephelus lanceolatus; Tridacna gigas; Dugong dugon
- Manila Bulletin