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U.P. marine scientists: 'West Philippine Sea is for Filipinos'

Jul 03, 2019 - 7:10 PM

'We call on the public to be part of a movement for responsible stewardship not only for WPS but all the seas surrounding the country. We hope that such involvement would not stop in share, likes and comments in social media,' UP Marine Science Institute says

How many undiscovered creatures are there in the ocean?

Feb 07, 2018 - 3:32 PM

[The Conversation] Numerous new marine species are discovered every year – yet working out how many species there are in total is a much more difficult process

This undated handout photo released on April 20, 2016 by XL Catlin Seaview Survey shows a diver checking the bleached coral at Heron Island on the Great Barrier Reef. XL Catlin Seaview Survey/AFP

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Jan 26, 2018 - 8:36 PM

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UP marine scientists cite benefits of research with China

Jan 26, 2018 - 11:34 AM

(UPDATED) Amid concerns raised by some sectors over Benham Rise, the UP Marine Science Institute clarifies the collaboration with China is part of a long-running international undertaking

China's 33-day permit to survey PH's eastern seaboard begins

Jan 24, 2018 - 10:11 AM

The permit allows China to gather data on the ocean circulation in the Western Pacific, covering the 'eastern side of Luzon and Mindanao'

CORAL-RICH. Researchers say Benham Bank is rich in corals. Photo courtesy of Dr Hildie Nacorda/UPLB-SESAM

The story behind the giant shipworm discovery that broke the internet

Apr 26, 2017 - 4:00 PM

While locals in Sultan Kudarat Philippines have known the giant shipworm for quite a while the scientific world is yet to understand it

MEGA MOLLUSC. The giant shipworm as it comes out of it shell in a UP MSI lab.

Warming oceans are 'sick,' global scientists warn

Sep 06, 2016 - 10:41 AM

Global warming is making the oceans sicker than ever before spreading disease among animals and humans and threatening food security across the planet a report says

A general view shows Turtle Beach during a tour by US President Barack Obama of Midway Atoll in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument in the Pacific Ocean on September 1, 2016. Saul Loeb/AFP

WATCH: Bughaw, the blue whale, swims along Dumaguete coast

May 28, 2016 - 3:56 PM

The blue whale also known as the largest mammal in the world is one of the 26 cetacean species found in the Philippines

Japan hatches penguin chicks using artificial insemination

May 25, 2016 - 11:30 PM

After 4 years of experiments scientists are successfully able to use artificial insemination for the rare Humboldt penguin

This handout picture taken on April 17, 2016 and released on May 25, 2016 by the Shimonoseki Marine Science Museum shows a baby Humboldt penguin which was bred through artificial insemination in Yamaguchi prefecture. The Japanese aquarium said on May 25 it has successfully hatched two Humboldt penguin babies via artificial insemination, the first time in the world for the endangered penguin spices. / AFP PHOTO / SHIMONOSEKI MARINE SCIENCE MUSEUM KAIKYOKAN / STR / --EDITORS--- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / SHIMONOSEKI MARINE SCIENCE MUSEUM KAIKYOKAN" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS -DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - NO ARCHIVES

How to survive climate change? Try this tabletop game

Aug 10, 2015 - 7:45 PM

Dubbed an anti Monopoly a Philippine made game challenges players to spur development through investments while ensuring that environment is resilient to climate change impacts

MOVE OVER MONOPOLY. A Philippine-made game revolves around the sustainable management of shared natural resources: forests, mangroves, and coral reefs. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

PH is marine hotspot: Verde Island Passage yields 100 new species

Jun 09, 2015 - 3:51 PM

Waters near party hotspot Puerto Galera reveal more than 100 new species of marine organisms the California Academy of Sciences says

LIFE UNDERWATER. A vibrant view of the Verde Island Passage from Academy scientific divers. Image courtesy Rich Mooi/California Academy of Sciences

El Nido study to unlock value of ecotourism

Jul 08, 2014 - 1:21 PM

The study being piloted in El Nido Palawan will provide a better understanding of how important ecosystem services are to communities

THREATENED PARADISE. El Nido in Palawan, known for its raw natural beauty, is threatened by increasing tourism

Filipinos dive into the waters of Benham Rise for the first time

Jun 04, 2014 - 9:22 PM

Filipino divers explore Benham Rise the newest part of the Philippines

IN PHOTOS: First glimpse of Benham Rise

Jun 04, 2014 - 7:30 AM

Scientists who explored the Philippines newest territory share these videos and photos with Rappler

Filipinos conquer new territory: Benham Rise

May 31, 2014 - 1:30 PM

It felt a lot like what Magellan felt says the leader of the team exploring this underwater plateau bigger than Luzon

Nations gather to discuss ocean protection

Oct 19, 2013 - 1:57 PM

Policymakers from some 100 nations meet in France next week to bolster efforts to have 10 of the world s marine and coastal areas under protection by 2020

PROTECTED AREA. Seabirds in a sandbar in Tubbataha Reef. Image by Ron Van Oers/ Unesco

Ship gives hope for the Philippine seas

Jul 14, 2013 - 2:43 PM

An environmental activism vessel docks in Dumaguete city to give hope to Philippine seas

To save corals, save the forests - study

Jun 05, 2013 - 8:06 AM

Study: Climate change driven declines are outweighed by the impact of deforestation

Aerial view of a portion of the Great Barrier Reef. Photo courtesy of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

Great Barrier Reef coral halved in 27 years

Oct 02, 2012 - 12:23 PM

Australia s Great Barrier Reef has lost more than half its coral cover in the past 27 years due to storms poisonous starfish and bleaching linked to climate change

Image courtesy of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park official page on Facebook.

World's largest marine park unveiled at Pacific summit

Aug 29, 2012 - 5:06 PM

The Cook Islands announced the creation of world s largest marine park at the opening of the Pacific Islands Forum a vast swathe of ocean almost twice the size of France

Lab-engineered jellyfish may mend a broken heart

Jul 23, 2012 - 6:09 PM

Scientists reported they had created an artificial jellyfish that could one day help save patients with heart disease