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LAMAVE Researcher Sue Ong gives us the low down on #IMCC5 in Kuching, Malaysia

by Sue Ong

Sue Ong, is a LAMAVE Project Leader, currently based on Apo Island, Negros Oriental. Originally from Cagayan de Oro in Mindanao, Sue shares her experience of attending her first ever International Conference and why she is determined to pursue conservation goals in the Philippines. Here's what the passionate conservationist had to share...

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LAMAVE Re-joins the Sirens Fleet for a Special liveaboard trip this January 2019. 

LAMAVE will once again board the Philippine Siren for a special liveaboard trip around the Visayas in the Philippines. The trip which will run between the 9-19 of January 2019 will take divers to some of the best sites in the Philippines while also offering guests the opportunity to assist LAMAVEs research on whale sharks, manta rays and turtles.

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LAMAVE partners with Plymouth University to engage students in Marine Conservation 

We are delighted to be one of a number of research-based NGO's partnering with the University of Plymouth through the Ocean Giants Trust, to offer exciting new opportunities for marine biology students.

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Scientists in the Philippines tag the biggest tiger shark so far

Puerto Princesa, Philippines, June 12, 2018 – Scientists from Large Marine Vertebrates Research Institute Philippines (LAMAVE), Tubbataha Management Office (TMO) and Marine Megafauna Foundation (MMF) have successfully tagged a 3.5-meter tiger shark and three grey reef sharks as part of a long-term study in Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park.

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LAMAVE joins forces with Liveaboard Solitude One for an exclusive Research Expedition in the Sulu Sea 

This September 2018, Solitude One, a liveaboard company dedicated to bringing divers exotic underwater encounters will host LAMAVE researchers and the public on an exclusive research expedition to Cagaynacillo in the Philippines. 

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LAMAVE celebrates Month of the Ocean (MOO) with DENR and partners

May 4, 2018, Apo Island, Negros. DENR-BMB and partners descended upon Apo Island, Negros Oriental to officially kick-off Month of the Ocean (MOO) 2018. This year's theme “Together for the Reefs” (“Sama-sama para sa Bahura”) compliments and coincides with the International Year of the Reef and aims to get everyone involved in protection the Philippine Seas.  

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Join LAMAVE for Expedition Shark #4

LAMAVE are looking for two explorers to join #ExpeditionShark4 - our fourth shark research expedition to Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, Philippines.

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Every Turtle Counts. Rescue & Release

A green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) was released to the Bohol Sea on the 23rd of January after it was found floating in the waters of Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental in the third week of September. The turtle was released by LAMAVE Researcher and Vet Dr Alessandro Ponzo in collaboration with Silliman University Institute of Environmental & Marine Sciences (IEMS), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Marine Conservation Philippines (MCP).

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New paper studies whale shark genetics from parasites collected from the shark's skin

Whale shark scientists have come up with a novel way of investigating whale shark genetics, using a minimally-invasive technique that focuses not on the shark, but rather on parasites that live on their skin!