Announcement: Treasures of the Coral Triangle module now available for download

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

Seahorse: The Preggy Daddy

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

Dugong: The sea cow

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

Five things you can do for whales and dolphins during a live stranding on the beach

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

Tañon Strait officials learn how to rescue marine mammals during strandings

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.