Sogod Bay is a large bay in the southern part of Leyte Island, Philippines, and an extension of the Bohol Sea. It is fully surrounded by the province of Southern Leyte, and the namesake municipality of Sogod is located at the head of the bay. Sogod Bay is not officially declared a marine protected area yet, but with more than 22 dive sites and marine sanctuaries, a large portion is already protect ...
ed and additional legislation has been proposed.
The bay is home to a variety of fishes, is therefore a major fishing ground for the nine municipalities surrounding the bay. Mangko (Euthynnus affinis) is its major fishery resource. Seasonal influx of Mangko has provided food and livelihood to the people of Sogod and nearby municipalities. A study of Sogod Bay by Silliman University in 1994 mentioned that there are seven finfish species that are pelagic and are harvested when they enter the bay. Recently, there have been reports of whale shark sightings in the bay.
Sogod Bay Marine Protected Area News
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has placed the country's ecosystem and biodiversity values at P2.309 trillion, P1.416 trillion of which are from agricultural or crop production's ecosystem service.
The Philippine ecosystem and biodiversity values take into account the ecosystem services that are not usually taken into consideration in the conduct of various development projects, often leading to their habitat destruction.
Highlighting the country's rich biodiversity, the DENR, the agency mandated to manage the country's natural wealth, kicked off on Monday a th ...
Sogod Bay is an underwater paradise and you can enjoy whale shark watching.
This weekend, an event will bring the aqua world into the heart of the metro.
When the Department of Tourism claimed in It's More Fun in the Philippines TV ad that "The Philippines have the most species in the least space of anywhere in the planet," it was not boasting but just stating a fact.
"Out of the earth's 500 coral species, more than 400 are here," the ad further declares.
Located at the center of the world's Coral Triangle which is host to rich marine biodiversity, with 7,500 charming islands, and coastline longer than that of the United States, the Philippines is acclaimed w ...
The Philippines have the most species in the least space of anywhere in the planet. Out of the Earth's 500 coral species, more than 400 are here.
So boasts the Department of Tourism's (DOT) "It's More Fun in the Philippines" TV ad.
So when Dive Resort Travel (DRT), Asia's largest diving and resort expo, set its foot in Manila for the first time last year, the international diving community was blown away by the country's lush underwater world.
Being at the center of the world's Coral Triangle, which is host to rich marine biodiversity, with 7,500 charming islands and an infinite coast ...
I (Charlotte) wanted to get involved in voluntary coral research abroad last year. It is of course one of CoralGardenings goals go cooperate with as many stakeholders as possible and to share our knowledge and experience.
And so it began. After applying and a medical check I was hired as a dive instructor to teach volunteers of the Coral Cay the PADI Advanced Open Water course. I got the opportunity to participate in the Science Development Program (SDP) as well, in which my knowledge of corals, reefs and marine protected areas (MPA's) could increase again.
Getting to Coral Cay's base ...
Southern Leyte Philippines Hosted The Largest Whale Shark Aggregation In Asia In 2013 New Publication
We are delighted to announce our latest paper reporting the results of our research and conservation project on the whale shark aggregation occurring in Southern Leyte: Population structure, residency patterns and movements of whale sharks in Southern Leyte, Philippines: results from dedicated photo-ID and citizen science
The paper presents the results of the research work conducted by our team during 2013 and 2014 in the waters of Southern Leyte. The team identified at least 92 different individual whale sharks in 2013 alone, making this aggregation the largest in Asia for that year, under ...