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Philippine coral reefs

Alan T. White

Philippine coral reefs

a natural history guide

by Alan T. White

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Published by Bookmark, Sulu Fund for Marine Conservation Foundation in Makati City, Philippines, Cebu City, Philippines .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Philippines.
    • Subjects:
    • Coral reef biology -- Philippines.,
    • Coral reefs and islands -- Philippines.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-256) and index.

      StatementAlan T. White.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQH187 .W45 2001
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 276 p., [1] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages276
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3981765M
      ISBN 109715693954
      LC Control Number2001307493
      OCLC/WorldCa46918303

        Overfishing on a Philippine coral reef: a glimpse into the future. In Coastal Zone: Proceedings of the Symposium on Coastal and Ocean Management (pt4 ed., Vol. 4, pp. ). Publ by by: 9. Unfortunately, despite their beauty and their promise, the destruction of natural resources is taking place at an alarming rate, and is the biggest threat to the country’s future. Together with Indonesia, the Philippines hosts the largest number of threatened coral reefs, with 95% considered under threat.

      Southeast Asian coral reefs have the highest levels of biodiversity for the world's marine ecosystems. They serve many functions, such as forming the livelihood for subsistence fishermen and even function as jewelry and construction materials. Coral reefs are developed by the carbonate-based skeletons of a variety of animals and algae. The biological diversity and productivity of Philippine coral reefs arc threatened by siltation, destructive Fishing methods, coral and shell collecting and overfishing. Destructive fishing includes: the widespread, illegal use of explosives; poisons such as sodium cyanide; muro-ami and kayakas fishing; and by:

      Blast fishing or dynamite fishing is the practice of using explosives to stun or kill schools of fish for easy collection. This often illegal practice can be extremely destructive to the surrounding ecosystem, as the explosion often destroys the underlying habitat (such as coral reefs) that supports the fish. The frequently improvised nature of the explosives used means danger for . The Philippines has some of the best diving on the planet – this vast archipelago of 7, islands scattered across , sq km of ocean has nearly nine per cent of the world’s coral reefs and is the epicentre of global marine biodiversity.


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