Marine Biodiversity in the Philippines

By | September 18, 2020
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Marine Biodiversity in the Philippines

The Philippines is a global center of marine biodiversity.

The Philippines is also known as the global center of marine biodiversity.

Covering a major portion of the Coral Triangle, with more than 16,800 square kilometers of coral reef, the Philippines is a global center for marine biodiversity.

From Luzon to Mindanao, the country has more marine species per unit area than any other place on the planet. It is also home to a unique plethora of seagrass, invertebrates, seaweeds, and marine mammals.

Marine biologists call the Philippine Sea “center of the center” of aquatic diversity.

However, with ongoing decimation, marine biodiversity in the Philippines is facing a bleak future.

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