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Destination Reefs: Philippines (Apo Island, Mindoro)

By Leonard Ho - Posted May 13, 2012 08:00 AM
In the second leg of our journey to the Philippines, we visit Apo Island and Apo Reef, Mindoro. Words really can not describe the awesome reefscape of these fertile waters. Lucky for us, we have three professional videos to bear witness to the beauty of the Philippines.
Destination Reefs: Philippines (Apo Island, Mindoro)

Two sea turtles greet at Apo Reef.

Despite the similarity in their names, Apo Island and Apo Reefs (Mindoro) are two different locations but in fairly close proximity.  Apo Island is a tiny volcanic island just south of Cebu (seen in last week's Destination Reefs installment).  What it lacks in land mass it makes up for in coral reef.  Steve De Neef shares two absolutely stunning videos of Apo Island.

Apo Reef at Mindoro lies north of Cebu and is also jaw-droppingly beautiful, as evidenced by our third video by Tony Exall.

The Destination Reefs video series showcases the diversity of coral reefs around the world.  Through these videos, Advanced Aquarist hopes we can all gain a greater appreciation of reef life beyond our glass boxes.

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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