marine ecosystems - updates

Rappler's latest stories on marine ecosystems


Seagrass meadows support food security in Guimaras – research

Mar 25, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Guimaras, a place highly dependent on marine and coastal resources, is the perfect site to investigate and demonstrate how much seagrasses contribute to fisheries in coastal communities

'LUNGS OF THE SEA.' Seagrass beds are one of the overlooked marine ecosystems, now globally threatened due to human impact. All photos by ZSL/Seagrass Project Philippines

Beyond sardines: The quest for sustainable fisheries

Nov 21, 2017 - 11:35 AM

Whether you’re a restaurant owner, a fishing boat maker, a fish buyer, a nutritionist, a farmer, a housewife, or simply a diner who loves seafood, it’s time to think about where your fish comes from and how it's caught

MILLIONS OF SARDINES. Moalboal’s millions-strong sardine schools sustain many kinds of animals, like tuna, dolphins and even seabirds. To avoid predators, the tiny fish form complex, flowing shapes. Photo by Danny Ocampo

'Underwater wasteland' worries after cyclone hits Barrier Reef

Mar 30, 2017 - 1:38 PM

Tropical Cyclone Debbie which barreled through the region this week mostly struck the reef s southern parts which have not been as seriously impacted by bleaching

DEBBIE. This is a visible image of Tropical Cyclone Debbie along the Queensland coast as seen from the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua Satellite. The image was taken on March 27 at 0350 UTC. Credits: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

Scientists discover 'bright spots': A miracle in Indonesia’s depleting marine life

Jun 16, 2016 - 7:57 PM

Given the widespread depletion of coral reef fisheries globally we were really excited to find these bright spots that were faring much better than we anticipated

MARINE LIFE. Coral reef in Bali, Indonesia on 21 January 2011 suffering from mass coral bleaching on reefs. EPA/The Nature Conservancy/Joanne Wilson

Loss, damages, interventions in Iloilo town's seas

Jan 08, 2016 - 1:40 PM

Concepcion a small town in Iloilo uses a combination of different interventions to restore their coastal and marine ecosystems after it was damaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda

MARINE LIFE. Concepcion, a town in Iloilo, employs various forms of intervention to restore the health of their seas. Image courtesy of AIMS/EPA

PH hits China for coral damage: 'Close to catastrophic'

Nov 27, 2015 - 9:04 AM

In The Hague the Philippines also slams China s deliberate policy to physically expel Filipinos from parts of the West Philippine Sea

PHILIPPINE TEAM. The Philippines’ lead counsel against China, Paul Reichler (1st from right), speaks with Professor Philippe Sands (2nd) while Professor Alan Boyle (3rd) is in the background as Manila presents its arguments against Beijing in The Hague. Photo by Abigail Valte

Scientists sound alarm over ocean acidification

Oct 08, 2014 - 2:22 PM

Rising acidity will have damaging consequences for shellfish corals and other calcium making organisms which play a vital part in the food web

PEEK-A-BOO. This photo taken on September 22, 2014 shows fish looking out from the coral of the Great Barrier Reef. William West/AFP

Human resource needs threatens deep-water ecosystems

Feb 17, 2014 - 9:00 PM

The doubling of the world s population over the past five decades is putting great strain on the deep sea ecosystems