Research at the destroyed marine sanctuary Of Apo Island

Photo | July 10, 2013

A Greenpeace diver surveys the staghorn corals of the marine protected area (MPA) at Apo Island destroyed by Typhoon Pablo in December 2012. Typhoons rarely pass through this area. An increase in the severity of extreme weather events is one of the predicted effects of climate change. Divers from Silliman University, Coastal Conservation and Education foundation, and Greenpeace surveyed the massive coral damage in Apo Island. The documentation of the reef check in Apo island is part of the activities around the visit of the Greenpeace ship, Esperanza which arrived in the Philippines