The Shark Fin Bay in Palawan, Philippines has one of the highest density of coral and mangrove within the world’s greatest diversity: the coral triangle. This coral grows naturally, in warm waters, sometimes very shallow, until it also comes out completely from the water at certain low tides.
The episodes "El Nino" do not affect this area yet with shallow depths.
What is the Coral Triangle?
The coral triangle is one of the most important reef systems in the world. It covers 132,636 km in six countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste.
It occupies only 1.5% of the world’s ocean surface, but accounts for 30% of the world’s coral reefs.
It has the greatest coral diversity in the world - 76% of the world’s coral species are present. Fifteen are endemic in the region, which means they can’t be found anywhere else.
It is also home to the world’s largest variety of coral reef fish. Thirty-seven percent of the world’s coral reef fish species, and 56% of the coral reef fish in the Indo-Pacific region live here.
Nature here does things by itself!