palawan, boayan island, daplac bay marine reserve, coral farm, south sea reef rehab

Philippines


Palawan,  Boayan Island,  Daplac Bay

Marine Reserve and Fish Sanctuary

Coral reef rehabilitation 2014

 

April, 2014

These corals "planted" a year ago were first grown from fragments

in the coral nursery in situ either from "coral growing tables"

or prepared steel structures which can now give an almost continuous flow

of new fragments to rehab the dead reef .

 

 

  © philippe girardeau

 

May 2014

Dome like structures for mother stock

 

April 2014

 

short video , please watch in HD

 

These corals "planted" a year ago were first grown from fragments in the coral nursery in situ either from "coral growing tables"
or prepared steel structures which can now give an almost continuous flow of new fragments to rehab the dead reef.

long video, please watch in HD

long video, please watch in HD

Boayan Marine Reserve non take zone 5 PM., a grazing frenzy, life is coming back!!
Herbivorous fish like these rabbitfishes (siganidae family) and parrotfishes (scaridae family)
are essential to rehabilitate a dead reef or to maintain a healthy one.

please watch in HD

August 2014

After maturing a few tons of Matang Baka ( Bigeye Scad) are leaving the no-take zone and the cycle starts again …
The marine reserve is a fish factory ! matang baka, but also “talakitok”, groupers, snappers and so on .

please watch in HD

 

Underwater sunset a firework..
starring Matambaka (yellowstripe Scad) , Alu Alumahan (Long Jawed Mackerel) ..

 

 

 

please watch in HD

 

 

 

boayan daplac marine reserve

 

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