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Researchers from University of Queensland to study Tubbataha Reef

A high-resolution panoramic camera system mounted on an underwater scooter will be used to survey the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park. Photo posted with permission from the Catlin Seaview Survey, Global Change Institute, University of Queensland

Researchers from the University of Queensland are expected to visit the Philippines this week to survey the Tubbataha coral reef, a World Heritage Site in Palawan.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

BFAR team sails to Tubbataha to assess reef damage

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The USS Guardian, a US Navy minesweeper, is still stuck after running aground Tubbataha Reefs, a Unesco World Heritage Site in Sulu Sea, in this Jan. 17 photo released by the Armed Forces of the Philippines Western Command. AP FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines–A 19-man team from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources is sailing to Tubbataha Reef to closely assess the damage caused by the USS Guardian and determine what needs to be done to revive some of the “wounded” coral habitats.   BFAR assistant director Benjamin Tabios, said the agency has deployed its marine [...]

Posted: January 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

72 US sailors leave ship stuck in Tubbataha Reef

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The USS Guardian, a US Navy minesweeper, is still stuck after running aground Tubbataha Reefs, a Unesco World Heritage Site in Sulu Sea, in this Jan. 17 photo released by the Armed Forces of the Philippines Western Command. AP FILE PHOTO

The US Navy minesweeper that ran aground on a coral reef remained stuck at the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park for the second day on Friday but most of the US sailors had left the ship for safety reasons after initial efforts to free the vessel failed, the US Navy’s 7th Fleet said in a statement on Friday.

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Tubbataha Reef incident: ‘What’s gov’t going to do?’

The militant Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) said that the incident at Tubbataha involving the Guardian raised more questions against the unhampered entry and permanent presence of US forces in the country under the VFA.

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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