On World Oceans Day: Life in Donsol and Pilar, Sorsogon

Photo | June 8, 2013

A marine biologist is having a closer look at the fish species of San Miguel Island near Donsol. With slate in hand, this biologist counts the different species of fish and abundance or lack thereof. Scientists coming from the Colleges of Fisheries and of Science of Bicol Univeristy who conducted a rapid ecosystem survey in Donsol concluded that overall, the state of coral cover, sea grass, and mangrove cover in Donsol is fair to good. Greenpeace together with local scientists are calling for the protection of burias-ticao pass from illegal and destructive fishing that contributes to the overall deterioration of the marine ecosystem.