• Research in Tubbataha, Palawan identifies 5 individual tiger sharks


    PUERTO PRINCESA CITY: Shark research in the World Heritage Site, Tubbatahan Reefs Natural Park (TRNP) has identified and documented five tiger sharks since it started, according to the Tubbataha Management Office (TMO). The TMO headed by Angelique Songco also said in a statement the identification and documentation was also “with a possible sixth.” Accordingly, Ryan Murray, project leader of the research currently being done by the Large Marine Vertebrate (LAMAVE) Project in the Philippines, and which is located in Tubbataha, disclosed “three of the tiger sharks have been recorded since 2012.” The statement furthered “to distinguish between individual tiger sharks, Murray looks for unique features such as scars, bite marks, and color patterns.”



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