The number-one dive site of Malapascua Island is Monad Shoal where thresher sharks can be seen regularly at and just before sunrise. They use the seamount as a cleaning station for bluestreak and moon cleaner wrasse to remove ectoparasites such as gnathiids from their skin and clean their gills and mouths.
Malapascua Island is a Philippine island situated in the Visayan Sea, 6.8 kil ...
ometres across a shallow strait from the northernmost tip of Cebu Island.
Malapascua became famous fairly recently, only in the early 1990s as a dive destination. Prior to this, the island was known for its wide white sand beach, known as Bounty Beach; it has also become known for its beautiful coral gardens and excellent local dive spots, as well as further-out sites including Gato Island, Monad Shoal, and Kemod Shoal.
Monad Shoal is an underwater plateau where thresher sharks and manta rays can regularly be sighted.
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Mamangha kasama ni Robi Domingo sa kanyang pagtuklas sa natatagong yaman ng Monad Shoal, at magkaroon ng pagkakataong makita nang malapitan ang mga pating.
Monad Shoal, a large seamount off Malapascua Island in the Philippines, is the only place in the world where pelagic thresher sharks are consistently seen. They're amazing creatures.
Pelagic threshers are a large shark, growing to almost 4 m in total length, including their oversized tail. That tail looks a little odd in photos, but most people who've seen them underwater rate threshers amongst the most graceful and balletic of all sharks.
While I can sympathise with that point of view, and they're certainly no danger to people, I personally prefer to think of them as deceptively violent ...
From my diving trip on Malapascua Island, PH. Various sights of Tresher Sharks at the dive site Monad Shoal, including a rare sight of three at once. Also catched a manta floating by. Filmed by the great DMs of Sea Explorers Philippines.
Close to 100 policymakers, advocates, government officials and shark enthusiasts called for the national protection of sharks as they gathered in Silliman University for the 2nd Philippine Shark Summit last November 10-11.
Anna Oposa, executive director of Save Philippine Seas, said that in shark and ray management and conservation issues, "we need to engage various stakeholders, from policymakers, scientists, advocates, and youth. Their issues reflect the ocean's issues, which need to be tackled from various entry points.
"We are honored to host the country's second Shark Summit, and we ...
Close to 100 policymakers, advocates, government officials, and shark enthusiasts gathered on November 10-11 in Silliman University for the 2nd Philippine Shark Summit and made a call for the protection of sharks at a national level.
Building on the critical milestones of the 1st Philippine Shark Summit held in Cebu in 2014, the Summit convened by Save Sharks Network Philippines (SSNP) is part of Shark Conservation Week, an awareness campaign to highlight issues on the conservation, management, and utilization of sharks, and to engage various stakeholders toward the passage of a shark and r ...