Citizen Science in the Philippines

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Hop aboard Philippine Siren on 29 March next year for a six-night cruise to Tubbataha and you stand to get deeply involved with onboard scientific projects, says Dive Worldwide & Sail.

A team from LAMAVE (Large Marine Vertebrates Research Institute Philippines) will be there to monitor tiger and grey reef shark behaviour, and you could join them on exploratory dives to deploy new acoustic receivers for tracking whale sharks and manta rays, and help to analyse gathered data from existing receivers on those animals and also turtles.

LAMAVE started working with the Tubbataha Management Office and its rangers last year to assess biodiversity, behaviour and distribution of sharks and rays in Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park. Its research has already shown the presence of 23 species of sharks and rays there.

The price of 2990 euros covers all on-board expenses and fees – travel is extra.

* sirenfleet.com

* www.lamave.org

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