by Sharksaver 440 views
Time lapse video between dives from the base at Mabini,
Part of the 2011 Philippines Biodiversity Expedition with the California Academy of Sciences
by Sharksaver 2,819 views
Join the California Academy of Sciences and Filipino colleagues from the University of Philippines Manila and the Museum of Natural History on the shallow water segment of the 2011 Philippines Biodiversity Expedition. Excerpts from dives along the Verde Island Passage, the "center of the center" of marine biodiversity.
by treetopwindow 23,216 views
Steinhart Aquarium biologists are shown collecting small cuttings of corals (fragments) on the California Academy of Sciences 2011 Philippine Biodiversity Expedition. These fragments were legally exported from the Philippines and brought into cultivation at our Golden Gate Park facility as part of our efforts at sustainable collection-building.
These small cuttings will be grown into larger colonies, which can then be fragmented to produce corals for display, in-house research projects and exchange with other zoos and aquaria.
Exchanging captive-propagated corals is one way that we are able to reduce collection pressures on wild reefs.
"Corals of Opportunity" citations: http://www.coralreef.gov/mitigation/coralopportunity_coralnu
by treetopwindow 4,014 views
Footage from several stony coral dominated dive sites in the Anilao region of Batangas, Philippines.
Sites include Layag Layag, Malajibomanoc (Feathery Chicken), Gemou Point and Dead Palm.
12-26 May 2011
"Flies" written by Dan Pittman, performed by On Beyond Zee...
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Join California Academy of Sciences researchers Dr. Healy Hamilton and Beth Moore as they release a seahorse after collecting a small tissue sample for DNA analysis. The study is part of Project Sea Horse and was collected as part of the Shallow Water component of the 2011 Phiippines Biodiversity expedition.