Loculan Shoal, Philippines

located 2+km frm the shore…during low low tide part of the shoal become exposed.

people go there to have picnic on their boats and swim.

sandy substrate.

wide seagrass bed area.

coral area: mosly Acropora branching corals…


corals were damaged by boat anchors, mooring and blast fishing

reef flat: Tubinaria and sargassum bed (brown algae)