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Magnificent Thunderstorm last night @ Puerto Princesa Palawan.
- Grabe sobrang lakas ng kulog at ang talas ng mga kidlat. Nawalang ng signal lahat ng network, may mga part din ng city na nagblack-out. Weird dahil ngayon lang nagyari yung ganito dito samin. Almost an hour din ang tinagal ng kulog at kidlat. Ang sarap panoorin nung kidlat at the same time eh nakakatakot din. Nature’s Power & Beauty at its best
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Proud to ba a part of Tubbataha National Park’s Silver Anniversary Project
Project: Tubbataha 25 - Riding the Waves of Change
Client: Tubbataha & Shell Foundation
- Logo Making
- Glass Plaques
- Photowall (tarpaulin)
- Vertical(dropdown) Banner (tarpaulin)
The Tubbataha Reef (Filipino: Bahurang Tubbataha) is an atoll coral reef and a Natural Marine Park in Sulu Sea, Philippines comprising two huge atolls (the North Atoll and South Atoll) and the smaller Jessie Beazley Reef. The park is a Marine Protected Area (MPA) located 150 kilometres (93 mi) southeast of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan according to the reefs’ official website but according to United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the reefs are 181 kilometres (112 mi) southeast of Puerto Princesa City. The reefs are considered part of the island municipality of Cagayancillo, Palawan, which is located roughly 130 kilometres (81 mi) to the northeast of the reef. According to the official website of the Natural Marine Park, Tubbataha covers 97,030 hectares (239,800 acres; 374.6 sq mi) while UNESCO measures the reefs at 130,028 hectares (321,310 acres; 502.04 sq mi).
In December 1993, the UNESCO declared the Tubbataha Reefs National Park as a World Heritage Site under the protective management of the Philippines Department of National Defense (DND) and technical supervision of the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) and the Department of Environment & Natural Resources (DENR). In 1999, Ramsar listed Tubbataha as one of the Wetlands of International Importance. In 2008, the reef was nominated at the New 7 Wonders of Nature.
The national park considered to be the global center of marine biodiversity. Research of scientists visiting the reefs since the 1980s revealed that the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park contains no less than 600 fish species, 360 coral species, 11 shark species, 13 dolphin and whale species, and 100 bird species. The reefs also serve as a nesting ground for Hawksbill and Green sea turtles.
The word tubbataha is a combination of two Samal words: tubba and taha, which together means “a long reef exposed at low tide”. Historically,Samal people who have a nomadic lifestlye, visit the reef from time to time. Although people from the islands of Cagayancillo are frequent visitors of the reef. They used the native vessel pangko to sail and fish on “Gusong”, their local name for the Tubbataha.
The Tubbataha Reef is situated on the Cagayan Ridge, composing of extinct underwater volcanoes. Being a true atoll structure, it is believed that the atolls of Tubbataha were formed thousands of years ago as fringing reefs and volcanic islands. This is based on Charles Darwin's theory that atolls are formed when a volcano erupts and afterwards an island is born. When the volcanoes became extinct and the islands subsided over a long time, only the corals remain, growing towards the sunlight. The very big corals seen today surrounding the lagoons are originally the fringing reefs.
Summer is officially over so if you haven’t been to Palawan, here are some things you might love to see when you come here:
- St. Paul’s Subterranean River National Park a.k.a. “Underground River”
- Inihaw na isda at liempo.
- Sabang beach.
- Traditional politician.
- Fresh fish.
- Mantis shrimps locally known as “alupihang-dagat”.
- Conch shells locally known as “ranga-ranga”.
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