Rediscovering Sarangani’s underwater world
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Sarangani Bay has been, for the longest time, among the country’s unheralded dive spots. Kept under the radar for so long, this rich body of water is a secret no more as the Provincial Government of Sarangani and the Department of Tourism Region 12 recently held the first-ever Sarangani Dive Safari. Its coral resources cover more than 2,293 hectares spread over 20 coral reef areas with about 60 important live hard coral genera, 411 reef species in 46 families. Seagrass cover is placed at 912 hectares, with 11 species in the coastal towns. The bottom offered better visibility, milder current, and a more astounding garden of marine flora. The reef boasts of juvenile white-tipped sharks nestling under a table coral, as well as huge fan corals and gigantic batfishes.
Rediscovering Sarangani’s underwater world. (2017, July 29). Manila Standard, p. D1.
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