Eco-divers learn basic coral taxonomy

Posted: October 17, 2015


Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro - Eco-diver members of Batangas City and Oriental Mindoro reef watch teams were taught basic coral taxonomy to upgrade resource monitoring skills in select locations of the Verde Island Passage.

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Learning methods included lectures, exams and actual surveys in the reef areas of Puerto Galera where eco-divers learned about coral families and specific genera’s. The enhanced knowledge is an upgrade on the reef check method of reef monitoring for Malampaya Foundation's marine conservation program sites.

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Over 20 eco divers attended the workshop taught by marine science instructor Francis Xavier Verdadero.



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