Tubbataha divers prepare to assess grounding damage
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One in every four known marine species call coral reefs home. Endlessly seeding the vast oceans with fish and invertebrate spawn, these sunken oases provide food and livelihoods for a billion people in Asia alone. forty years of unchecked fishing, pollution and development have left few reefs without the scars of human incursion. A 2004 study by the University of the Philippine Marine Science Institute (UP MSI) found that only 1 percent of the country's coral reefs were in excellent condition.
Tubbataha divers prepare to assess grounding damage. (2013, March 22). Malaya Business Insight, p. A11.
Marine organisms; Coral reefs; Oceans; Oases; Coral reef conservation; Divers; Marine accidents; Groundings; Silting; Coral reef restoration; Tubbataha Management Office (TMO); Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park (PPSRNP); University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute (UPMSI); Reef Check International; World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Philippines); Conales, Segundo; Bundal, Noel; Yan, Gregg; Melgazo, Dylan; Cayanan, Darius; Parcon, Julius; Narida, Eznairah-Jeung; Gomez, Ed; Alcala, Angel; Dygico, Marivel; Songco, Angelique
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