Although the BRUVS project is centered around elasmobranch research, we were all given side projects to work on individually. I was lucky enough to become the ‘Turtle Lady’, tasked with creating an ID catalogue of all the turtles around Apo Reef island and Pandan island, close to Sablayan.
SHARK TAGGING EXPEDITION TO TUBBATAHA REEFS NATURAL PARK HAILED A SUCCESS
PUERTO PRINCESSA, Palawan, May 3, 2017– Researchers from Tubbataha Management Office (TMO) and Large Marine Vertebrates Research Institute Philippines (LAMAVE) have successfully tagged nine grey reef sharks and one tiger shark with acoustic tags in Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, Philippines, a continuation of a study started in 2016. The tiger shark was also fitted with a satellite tag.
Living in a land of coconuts, rainbows and unicorn glitter
WANTED: Volunteers to live and work in the Philippines, studying sharks on a remote tropical island and generally living in a land of coconuts, rainbows and unicorn glitter
Erm… where do I sign?
MEET THE LAMAVE SCHOLARS - introducing Jalica Dealca!
Meet our scholars! Each LAMAVE research project has at least one Filipino Scholar who is sponsored to join our team. These are our amazing LAMAVE Scholars! This time we hear from Jalica Dealca who is currently working with our whale shark research team in Donsol. Here’s what the Filipina conservationist had to share with us…
Where is home?
I was born in Pangpang, Sorsogon City, studied high school in Goa, Camarines Sur and college in Diliman, Quezon City, and have ...
LAMAVE JOIN SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD WEEK PHILIPPINES 2017
LAMAVE are proud to be one of the new partners of Sustainable Seafood Week Philippines – an open and dynamic platform for interested stakeholders to discuss the status, challenges and awareness for more sustainable seafood in the Philippines.
MEET THE LAMAVE SCHOLARS - Kathy Mauyao
Meet our scholars! Each LAMAVE research project has at least one Filipino Scholar who is sponsored to join our team. These are our amazing LAMAVE Scholars! First up is Kathy Mauyao who is currently working with our whale shark research team in Southern Leyte. Here’s what the Filipina conservationist had to share with us…
Walking in the street by my home in Mexico I can be as lonely as in a misty forest. Things are different here in the Philippines; everyone says ‘hello’ or calls my name. When I first arrived in Donsol local people commented that I never smiled, that I was lulong (crazy). But I am shy! It’s not so easy for me to talk with people...
DUCK-DIVING WITH GIANTS
It’s an overcast and breezy, yet warm, morning. I’m standing on the sea’s edge, looking out across the water imagining and anticipating what’s to come - I’ll be swimming with whale sharks for the first time today. This amazing revelation doesn’t quite hit though – my alarm woke me at 6:30 in the morning, after which I staggered around the house looking for breakfast before being gently herded into town, bundled onto a jeepney (public bus) and deposited on site, all in a state far from wakefulness.
Crossing the Sulu Sea to the island of "You will Enjoy"
The next stage of the BRUV project for the LAMAVE team was to survey a small group of islands in the centre of the Sulu Sea under the Cagayancillo municipality. The islands consist of Cagayancillo, where we are based and the largest of the three, Calusa and Cawilli.
Fabien Vivier, gives you the break down on LAMAVEs whale shark project in Southern Leyte.
Ever wondered what the daily life of a researcher/volunteer is? Let me briefly explain you how our days are conducted.
Every day before going in the field, we need to coordinate with the community to know whether a boat is coming our way or not as well as the time of the meeting (and it can be quite tricky sometimes, even though it seems to be an easy task)...