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

Photo | June 8, 2013

Staghorn corals like this one are home to a variety of reef fish like anthias, the fish can find shelter within the corals. 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.