February 24, 2013

Travel Photo: Lungsodaan Fish Sanctuary

Today, I will be featuring a photograph I took while helping in a government-sponsored project in Southern Leyte.

Where in the world is this?


This is the Lungsodaan Fish Sanctuary, a marine protected area in Padre Burgos, Southern Leyte. This is a 4-hectare marine sanctuary which is beautifully situated along Sogod Bay. A few meters from this area is the site of the Coral Reef Restoration Project. Termed as Project 7, this project is funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) with the aim of creating a nursery site for corals and rehabilitating the reefs in Padre Burgos through asexual coral reproduction. After giving some time for the corals to grow in the nursery site, they will then be transferred to their permanent place in the sanctuary.

You can read more about the project here-- The Coral Reef Restoration Project: Sogod Bay, Southern Leyte.

"I can mention many moments that were unforgettable and revelatory. But the most single revelatory three minutes was the first time I put on scuba gear and dived on a coral reef. It's just the unbelievable fact that you can move in three dimensions."            -David Attenborough

What have you done to help protect our seas and corals? Feel free to share your answers here!

4 comments:

  1. What am I doing? Nothing much. Only one, not throwing a trash in sea.

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    1. Hello Christine! That's a good start actually. Thanks for dropping by! :)

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    2. Continue following my adventures.. :)

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