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Valentine message to Cimatu: Declare Benham Bank a 'no-take' zone

Feb 14, 2018 - 4:12 PM

Making the declaration will legally protect Benham Bank, the shallowest part of Philippine Rise, from 'human activity,' environmental groups tell Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu

PROTECT BENHAM BANK. Environmentalists deliver their love letter to Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu on February 14, 2018. Photo courtesy of Gregg Yan/Oceana

Environmentalist: There's no reason to fear Great White Shark sighting in Aurora

Jan 25, 2018 - 4:34 PM

Shark attacks are extremely rare

Marine scientist calls for stronger action to protect Philippine seas

Jan 14, 2018 - 11:10 AM

Marine scientist Dr. Daniel Pauly says that their report has shown that the catch of fisheries across the globe is not only much higher than what is being reported by FAO – it has also been declining in the past two decades.

A whale of a tale in Bais

Dec 11, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The Philippines is home to 30 types of whales and dolphins. Gregg Yan travels to Bais to look for one of the rarest species of all – the pygmy sperm whale.

Bulungan at the Navotas fish complex

Jul 27, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The fishport employs around 1000 families engaged in the fish trade

MARKET. Brawny fish workers unload weathered tubs of wild and cultured fish – destined for markets in Metro Manila and the rest of mainland Luzon. All photos by Gregg Yan/Oceana

Miners rejoice, environment groups fume over rejection of Gina Lopez

May 03, 2017 - 5:28 PM

Environment groups say lawmakers who voted against the appointment of Gina Lopez have betrayed the people and should be exposed

SUPPORT FOR GINA LOPEZ. Environment advocates denounce the rejection of Gina Lopez by the Commission on Appointments on May 3, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

How to feed a billion people (and get rock-hard abs)

Apr 22, 2017 - 3:55 PM

By protecting fisheries humanity can raise yearly wild seafood yields by 100 million metric tonnes – enough to feed a billion people every day forever

CORAL TRIANGLE. A vast shoal of sardines surround a diver in the Visayas. The Philippines is part of the Coral Triangle, the world’s most biodiverse marine area. Photo by Ferdinand Edralin/Oceana

Ocean advocate Alexandra Cousteau to youth: Earth's future lies with you

Sep 05, 2016 - 11:54 AM

Inspirational marine explorer and conservation advocate Alexandra Cousteau tells the youth that the future of conservation is in their hands

BRIGHT FUTURE. A pawikan (sea turtle) gently glides through the blue ocean. Photo by Gab Mejia/UPMBS

Rappler Talk: Alexandra Cousteau's stories on deep sea exploration and marine life

Sep 01, 2016 - 9:51 AM

Alexandra Cousteau granddaughter of renowned deep sea explorer Jacques Yves Cousteau shares stories from under the sea

'Protecting Benham Bank key to food security' - Oceana

Jun 24, 2016 - 10:55 AM

The Philippines newest under water territory could help ensure the country s food security if we can protect it for the future

Rappler Talk: Surprises from the Benham expedition

Jun 23, 2016 - 3:31 PM

Watch Rappler s interview with marine scientist Marianne Pan Saniano here live

Closeup concert, SSS pension, Serena Williams | 6PM wRap

Jun 07, 2016 - 8:02 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Zak Yuson

Latest Benham Rise expedition reveals vast coral ecosystem

Jun 07, 2016 - 3:29 PM

Collectively among the decades of experience studying the ocean that we have aboard the ship no one has ever seen reefs like this says Margot Stiles of Oceana Philippines

'VAST AND PRISTINE'. Marine scientists head to Benham Rise for a week-long expedition. All photos from Oceana Philippines

Typhoon Lando: Relief ops team reaches isolated Isabela town

Oct 21, 2015 - 9:25 PM

Floods in the towns of Tumauini San Pablo and Cabagan and in the city of Ilagan are subsiding in the aftermath of Typhoon Lando Koppu

Want to feed the world? Save oceans first

Mar 10, 2014 - 5:51 PM

Sustainable fishing can help feed the more than 9 billion people expected to populate the Earth in 2050

DEPLETED RESOURCES. Overfishing is endangering the abundance of oceans and ultimately food security for humans. Photo courtesy of Oceana