Dive for reef assessment in Nasugbu

Dive for reef assessment in Nasugbu

Check out dive for reef assessment in Nasugbu. Standardization and identification of substrate. Second Dive 2 will be individual practice of substrates using point intercept method for 100 meters transect. Concepts and theories of reef assessment was facilitated by Badi Samaniego last Oct. 7-8, while the field dive by the Malampaya Reef Watch Team composed of Joebranz D. Branzuela, Casimero E. Flores Jr. and Jose Edwin L. Caseda. This is funded by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources thru the LGU of Nasugbu.

Day 4, is the individual practice for fish survey on 100m transect at 6m depth. Dive 2 for cryptic survey, same as 100 meters transect with 4 segments at 6 meters depth. Observed at Punta Fuego Point Sanctuary. Field dive facilitated by the Malampaya Reef Watch Team composed of Joebranz D. Branzuela, Casimero E. Flores Jr. and Jose Edwin L. Caseda. This is funded by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources thru the LGU of Nasugbu.

Day 5, was the actual survey at Lorelei Island for benthic, invertebrates and fish using point intercept method on 100 meters transect with 4 segments (0-20m, 25-45m, 50-70m, and 75-95 meters) with a depth of 3 meters. Encoding of the gathered data was the final of the activity. Field dive facilitated by the Malampaya Reef Watch Team composed of Joebranz D. Branzuela, Casimero E. Flores Jr. and Jose Edwin L. Caseda. This is funded by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources thru the LGU of Nasugbu.

Training – Workshop on Marine Turtle Biology, Ecology and Conservation

Training – Workshop on Marine Turtle Biology, Ecology and Conservation

Training – Workshop on Marine Turtle Biology, Ecology and Conservation” for Lian fisherfolk. Demonstration on the tagging of accidentally caught marine turtle. It is BEST to tag the marine turtle on the armpit right before the first scale in the trailing edge of the frontflipper and not on the scale itself. For leatherback turtles (Family Dermochelyidae), the tags are applied between the tail and hindflippers.

Coastal and Marine Resource Enhancement Project

Coastal and Marine Resource Enhancement Project

Inception meeting with the Lian Local Government Unit Heads on “Coastal and Marine Resource Enhancement Project”. The DLSU Shields Ocean Research (SHORE) will implement the Coral Reef Enhancement component. Pusod will partner with Tanggol Kalikasan and the US DOI for the Fishery Law Enforcement Training, with DENR BMB for Pawikan Conservation, and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources for the Sea Cucumber Production Training. This is a DENR funded project.

Sax at Sunset

Sax at Sunset

Pusod Inc. would like to invite you to a special night of live jazz music while enjoying the sunset at Taal Lake. Tots Tolentino, known for his passionate and articulate style of music, will be playing tenor sax and clarinet with his friends on December 8, 2015, 5:30 pm at Pusod Taal Lake Conservation Center. Tickets are P1,000 each or you may purchase a full table for 8 people for P7,500. Dinner will be served. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Pusod Taal Lake Conservation Center which is the hub of research and learning activities for Taal Lake. It is the current station of the USAID grant (Lake Taal: Sustaining native biodiversity in the face of aquaculture, climate change, and non-native species) being undertaken by the University of Santo Tomas and the California Academy of Sciences. It is also the site of DOST, Batangas State University and research work of various schools. To register please visit: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sax-at-sunset-tickets-19324992573 or email taallakeconservationctr@gmail.com