The whale shark (Rhincodon typus) is pelagic and lives in all tropical and warm temperate seas; as a pelagic species, it spends most of its time in the open ocean. The range of the whale shark is enormous and stretches from Australia to the Caribbean and from southern Africa to the Indian subcontinent. In fact,…

Apo Island is a 12 hectare volcanic island, 7 kilometers off the southeastern tip of Negros Island and 30 kilometers south of the of Dumaguete in the Philippines. The marine reserve surrounding the island is protected by the National Integrated Protected Area Act (NIPA) and under the jurisdiction of the Protected Area Management Board (PAMB).…