Stolen mameng return to Tubbataha home
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Government and private groups started this week to return to their natural habitat rare fish poached by Chinese last Christmas. One hundred-twenty napoleon wrasses, locally called mameng, gently were slipped back into the waters of this UN World Heritage Site, the spawning ground of most of Southeast Asia's marine animals. The fish quickly swam down to freedom in coral nooks, oblivious of tiger sharks that lurked about. One quickly had a "spa", letting small blue cleaner wrasses nibble at food scraps trapped in its scales.
Bondoc, J. (2020, March 23). Stolen mameng return to Tubbataha home. The Philippine Star, p. 15.
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Marine fish; Rare species; Habitat; Governments; Marine parks; Reef fish; Animal welfare; Fishery regulations; World Wildlife Fund (WWF)-Philippines; Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES); Yap, Arthur; Sarmiento, Malcolm; Songco, Angelique; Tan, Lory; Dygico, Marivel; Villena, Adele; Perez, Asis; Arroyo, Luli; CuUnjieng, Eduardo; Tuason, Gutsy; Puerto Princesa; Tubbataha Reef
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