51% live coral coverRead More
Mae Yen Poblete tagged posts
dominated by soft corals, massive and encrusting porites..
lots of feather stars
caranx, fusilier, wrasses, pomacentrids – were notable fish species
some areas have patchy corals but dead corals were only 10%-15%’
wide area = sandy.
reef flat.Read More
wide branching corals and firecorals in the slope and drop-off
lots of angels and butterfly fishes, and fusiliers
sandy substrate.Read More
northward .. good live coral cover. wide table, encrusting and massive corals
going south .. poor coral cover.
abrupt steep slope.. 20- 50m from the shore. coral species in the lower reef zone mostly firecorals of different species and massive corals.Read More
rocky – sandy substrate
fringing reef gradually sloping to a steep slope.
upper reef zone: branching corals mostly Acropora and Porites. Soft corals of genus Lobophytum, Sarcophyton, Nephthea and Cladiella.
lower reef zone: Massive Porites and bed of soft corals.
Fish Species: dominated by parrotfishes, goatfishes and monocle breams.
Butterflyfishes: C.baronesa, C. ornatissimus
Angelfishes: C. vroliki and C. tibicenRead More
sandy substrate, mostly live branching Acropora species, there was a wide A. palmata. lots of massive Porites and encrusting corals too.
gradual slope terminating into a drop-off
some corals were over turned, this was due to abalone harvesting..
home of diverse fish species (i identified 55 species in all)Read More
very poor condition due to dynamite fishingRead More
drop off… a wall 100m from the shore.
abundant big colorful fishes ex. lionfishes, parrotfishes, siganids, stonefishes, snappers, sweetlips..etc
mostly branching Acropora and sub massive corals.
dive was aborted after reaching 50ft due to a very strong current.
the site is sometimes used as an alterna tive navigational path.Read More
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.
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)Read More
my first underwater dive ever! it was wonderful… i for the first time a yellow trumpet fish! the site has awesome whip corals, feather stars and colorful corals especially on the drop-off.
reef flat has damaged and dead corals and rubbles.Read More