Apo Reef Natural Park contains the largest contiguous reef system in the Philippines. There are two small islands in the system, one is inhabited and one where a group of rangers live. They patrol the Natural Park from illegal fishing activities and control the tourism numbers. The ranges with the assistance of the Large Marine Vertebrates Research Institute Philippines, have started undergoing an assessment of the marine megafauna including sharks, rays and turtles. The research involves deploying a remote camera system and leaving it to record for a set amount of time at different depths around the reef to assess the abundance and biodiversity of this incredibly rich place.
Work undertaken in collaboration with the Large Marine Vertebrates Research Institute Philippines.