More than 30 new species of sea slugs, sea urchins and soft corals have been discovered in the Verde Island Passage, between the provinces of Batangas and Mindoro, proving the area?s significance as ?the center of the center? of marine biodiversity in the world.
The Filipino-American team of marine experts, led by zoologist Dr. Terry Gosliner of the California Academy of Sciences (CAS), recently returned from a marine expedition in the Verde Island Passage, which led to the discovery of 30 nudibranch species, two sea urchins, and several new species of soft corals.
The diving teams explo ...
The Province of Batangas is an awesome road trip destination near Metro Manila. Only 1.5 to 2-hour drive south of Metro Manila, Batangas offers an array of tourist spots and attractions, exciting activities and amazing things to do that families, friends, and adventure junkies will surely enjoy!
Being half Batangue?o, I consider Batangas as my second home. When I was young, summers won't be complete without having a vacation at my grandparents' house in Lipa City. Growing up and even until today, Batangas would always be a top choice for me whenever I want to have a quick weekend getaway.
One of my backlogs are all my hiking experience. My hike to Gulugod Baboy was part of my month long birthday celebration last year. And it was extra special because I climbed it with my best friends. You see I don't have a lot of friends, what I have is a bunch of best friends who I truly trust with my life.
The municipality of Bauan, Batangas is ready to take center stage. Despite the dreadful traffic, it is making a name for itself in a much more positive way. To make the most of your time, go for this 7 must-try things to do when in Bauan.
The so called Twilight Zone - between 60 & 150 metres - is one of the least explored areas of the ocean. A recent research trip by the California Academy of Sciences to the Philippines reveals its unique reef systems are home to many as yet undiscovered species - and sadly pollution too.
The California Academy of Sciences' Hope for Reefs initiative is an ambitious project aimed at advancing coral reef science through a series of trailblazing expeditions. The mission to explore the so called "Twilight Zone" regions of the world's oceans is among their most exciting projects - shedding light ...
Creating a Batangas itinerary is a tricky exercise. It's something that I, born and raised in Batangas, has always known from the very beginning. Whenever a friend from Manila or other provinces would come visit and I would try to create one, I spend much more time than I probably should. That's especially true when it involves beach-hopping.