Success for sharks! Incredible numbers of reef sharks found in Philippine Marine Protected Area
Cagayancillo, Philippines, December 1, 2018 – Scientists from Large Marine Vertebrates Research Institute Philippines (LAMAVE), Tubbataha Management Office (TMO) and Marine Megafauna Foundation (MMF) have found incredibly high numbers of reefs sharks in Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (TRNP), Philippines. The numbers are higher than most other marine protected areas (MPAs) around the world and highlight the importance of large, well-managed marine protected areas like TRNP for the conservation of reef-associated sharks and rays. These results provide hope for shark conservation in the Coral Triangle, where many populations are in a state of decline.
Satellite tag study reveals Philippine waters are incredibly important for endangered whale sharks
Bohol Sea, Philippines, July 24 2018, a new scientific study by Large Marine Vertebrates Research Institute Philippines (LAMAVE), Marine Megafauna Foundation (MMF) and Tubbataha Management Office (TMO) on satellite tracking juvenile whale sharks in the Philippines has been published in the journal Peer J. To date, it is the most complete tracking study of whale sharks in the country, with satellite tags deployed on different individuals in multiple sites.
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.
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.
1000th Whale Shark Identified in Philippine Waters
18 August 2016, the 1000th whale shark has been identified in Philippine waters, making the Philippines the third largest known aggregation of whale sharks in the world and the biggest in South East Asia, according to the online library Wildbook for whale sharks.
RESEARCHERS TAG THE FIRST TIGER SHARK IN THE CORAL TRIANGLE IN GROUND BREAKING RESEARCH IN THE TUBBATAHA REEFS
TUBBATAHA REEFS NATURAL PARK, PHILIPPINES, June 24, 2016. Researchers from the Tubbataha Management Office (TMO) and Philippine-based marine conservation NGO the Large Marine Vertebrates Research Institute Philippines (LAMAVE) have deployed the first ever satellite tag on a tiger shark in the Philippines.