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dc.contributor.authorJimenea, Lalaine
dc.coverage.spatialOrmoc Bayen
dc.identifier.citationJimena, L. (2018, January 21). Rare shark, giant grouper sighted in Ormoc Bay. The Philippine Star, p. 14.en
dc.publisherPhilippine Star Printing Co., Inc.en
dc.subjectMarine fishen
dc.subjectResearch vesselsen
dc.subjectUnderwater camerasen
dc.subjectEnvironmental degradationen
dc.subjectIllegal fishingen
dc.subjectEnvironmental protectionen
dc.subjectWreck locationen
dc.titleRare shark, giant grouper sighted in Ormoc Bayen
dc.citation.journalTitleThe Philippine Staren
local.seafdecaqd.extractAs it continues with the exploration for sunken warships in Ormoc Bay, RV Petrel – the research vessel owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen – has reported sighting a rare blunt-nosed sixgill shark and a giant grouper, known to Filipinos as lapu-lapu. Robert Kraft, expedition leader, gave the “surprise” information to Mayor Richard Gomez during a visit to the RV Petrel on Friday, saying they “thought it better that you be the one to announce it.” Kraft said they sighted the two fishes on separate occasions. He pointed out that the sighting of the rare blunt-nosed sixgill shark, listed as “near threatened” on Dec. 2, 2017, at a depth of 259 meters could be the first ever recorded in the Philippines, as the country is not a recorded habitat. As for the “giant” grouper, Kraft described it as “really huge,” estimating its length at about six feet as judged from the backdrop of a huge Sumner artillery gun of the sunken USS Cooper.en
local.subject.personalNameKraft, Robert
local.subject.personalNameGomez, Richard
local.subject.personalNameMeneses, Rosa
local.subject.personalNameSolaña, Marthon
local.subject.personalNameMeneses, Rosa

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