2018 Saving Philippine Reefs: A Coral Reef Monitoring Expedition to Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, Philippines April 21-27, 2018

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02 October 2023
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The “Saving Philippine Reefs” research team made a comprehensive coral reef survey in Tubbataha on April 21-27, 2018, the results of which are summarized in this report. The surveys covered seven selected coral reef sites in the Tubbataha Park that have been visited and revisited for data collection for three decades.

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

White A T, Stockwell B, Apurado J, White E, Sabonsolin A, Lozada A, Earl C (2023). 2018 Saving Philippine Reefs: A Coral Reef Monitoring Expedition to Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, Philippines April 21-27, 2018. Version 2.0. OBIS Secretariat. Occurrence dataset. https://doi.org/10.25607/jaqexe


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Alan T. White
  • Originator
Brian Stockwell
  • Originator
Jonathaniel Apurado
  • Originator
Evangeline White
  • Originator
Agnes Sabonsolin
  • Originator
AlJiereil Lozada
  • Originator
Chandra Earl
  • Metadata Provider
  • Processor
eDNA Scientific Officer
OBIS Secretariat
  • Point Of Contact

Geographic Coverage

Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park

Bounding Coordinates South West [8.693, 119.763], North East [9.101, 120.056]

Taxonomic Coverage


Superclass Agnatha
Unranked Chondrichthyes, Osteichthyes

Sampling Methods

No Description available

Method step description:

  1. See Github Project and R Notebook for dataset construction methods

Bibliographic Citations

  1. White, A.T., B. Stockwell, J. Apurado, E. White., A. Sabonsolin, and A.J. Lozada. 2018. A Coral Reef Monitoring Expedition to Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, Philippines April 21-27, 2018.The Coastal Conservation and Education Foundation, Inc., Cebu City, 86 p.

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Purpose These data were made accessible through UNESCO's eDNA Expeditions project to mobilize available marine species and occurrence datasets from World Heritage Sites.
Alternative Identifiers 10.25607/jaqexe