Bohol Marine Triangle

bohol marine triangle
Bohol Marine Triangle | National Museum Bohol (@natmuseumbohol)

Bohol Marine Triangle

Biodiversity is defined as the variety of life in a certain area. It provides support for functioning ecosystems and produces a wealth of ecological data. An area with high biodiversity produces raw materials, creating livelihood and economic opportunities for coastal communities.

In Bohol, the area surrounding the islands of Panglao, Pamilacan, and Balicasag comprises the Bohol Marine Triangle (BMT).

Spanning over 112,000 hectares, the BMT covers an area of rich marine biodiversity. Among the diverse marine life found here, eleven of the 22 species of marine mammals have been sighted at the BMT. Also found are three of the 7 extant sea turtle species, all endangered, namely: the Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), the Olive Ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) and the
Hawksbill sea turtle (Erethmochelys imbricata).

To learn more about the marine biodiversity of Bohol, visit the National Museum Bohol Natural History Gallery when we reopen.

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