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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 of birds. BB 0738 was never sighted in Tubbataha in the intervening years.  Yesterday, it […]

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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 are now experimenting on a sturdier structure on which […]

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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 and it’s conservation measures.”  – Sally Snow, LAMAVE   Download a copy of the […]

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TUBBATAHA REEFS VIDEO WINS ADVENTURE TOURISM AWARD IN RIGA

The video “Tubbataha: A National Treasure,” won first place under the category ‘Adventure Tourism’ during the 11thInternational Tourism Film Festival, Tourfilm Riga – 2018.  The video was produced by the Antonio O. Floirendo Foundation, Inc., (AOF) and was donated to the Tubbataha Management Office in 2016.  It was directed by Don Falsario II of Bullet […]

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TMO PARTNERS WITH GCI FOR REEF SURVEY

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] 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 […]

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