Brown Booby 0738

Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster) 0738 (BB 0738) is 12 years old.  It was barely a year old when we attached its numbered bands.  Bird banding helps researchers better understand dispersal, migration, life span, survival rate, behavior, reproductive success, and growth...

Housing project for tree-nesting seabirds

The Tubbataha Black noddy (Anous minutus worcesteri) can now only be found in the Bird and South Islets.  Because all the trees in the Bird and South Islet died, this internationally-protected seabird no longer has a place to build its nest and raise its young.  We...

Sharks Thrive in Tubbataha – LAMAVE

“Within the Philippines, reef shark populations are depleted with no sharks reported apart from in Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park and Apo Reef Natural Park. This is alarming for coastal areas but a silver lining is that it does put a spotlight on the excellence of TRNP...
TMO PARTNERS WITH GCI FOR REEF SURVEY

TMO PARTNERS WITH GCI FOR REEF SURVEY

The Tubbataha Management Office (TMO) research team accompanied scientists from the Global Change Institute (GCI) of the University of Queensland, led by Dr. Emma Victoria Kennedy, to re-survey the corals in Tubbataha on 10-17 March 2018. The first Tubbataha survey by...