The Treasures of the Coral Triangle Minigraphics module is now available for download! This series features 10 protected marine wildlife in the Coral Triangle. Educators, students, and marine advocates can use it in schools, homes, and communities to raise awareness about species at risk. Created in partnership with the Philippine Society of Youth Science Clubs (PSYSC), it was originally designed to gamify learning … More Announcement: Treasures of the Coral Triangle module now available for download
Download the seahorse module and the full size minigraphics. Introduction Genus: Hippocampus spp. Different sea horse species are considered either vulnerable or endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Wild seahorses are monogamous and spend their lives with one mate. Seahorses have no teeth and no stomach. Food passes through their digestive … More Seahorse: The Preggy Daddy
Download the dugong module and the full size minigraphics. Introduction Scientific name: Dugong dugon These mammals are strictly vegetarian and can eat up to 50 kg of seagrass every day. Centuries ago, sailors mistook them for the mythical mermaids because of their ability to do “tail stands” in shallow water. Considered vulnerable by the International … More Dugong: The sea cow
Download the sperm whale module and the full size minigraphics. Introduction Scientific name: Physeter macrocephalus Has the largest brain of any known creature both in body to brain ratio and physical size They use sounds to communicate with each other and to search for prey Considered to be vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation … More Sperm Whale: The Big Teeth
Download the sawfish module and the full size minigraphics. Introduction Genus: Pristidae spp. Despite their fearsome appearance, they do not attack people unless provoked or surprised. The bladed snout can be used by the sawfish to catch prey by swinging it back and forth to stun or cut fish and dig bottom sediments to search … More Sawfish: The Super Senser
Sea cucumbers or sand-fish, commonly referred to as balat in Malaysia, are considered a delicacy in Southeast Asia. Their squishy body and slimy skin might turn off some people but they are prized because they are rich in protein and packed with vitamins.
If fish could talk we could know all about the oceans and their lives. Finding out what life is like underneath the water is no simple task but anchovy and sardine populations are starting to decline in Dumanquillas Bay and a plan is needed to protect them.
Would you know what to do if you encountered a live stranded marine mammal such as a dugong or whale on the beach? A marine mammal stranding happens when an individual or group of marine mammals ends up ashore and they are often weak, sick, or lost. They may have been ill, injured from harmful fishing … More Five things you can do for whales and dolphins during a live stranding on the beach
Thirty-one staff and local partners from the Tañon Strait Protected Seascape (TSPS) – Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) learned how to respond to marine turtle, dolphin, and whale strandings during the Marine Mammal Response and Rescue Training held on 23-26 September 2015 in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental.
Women and youth are playing a major role in efforts to save green turtles in the Turtle Islands Wildlife Sanctuary (TIWS), Tawi-Tawi. TIWS is part of the Turtle Islands Heritage Protected Area, which is Southeast Asia’s largest remaining nesting site for green turtles (Chelonia mydas) and hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)