A floating fortress.
The fish babies seek shelter from open water by swimming around and into the tentacles of jellyfish!
The poisonous tentacles are the perfect place for baby fish to hide because they reduce their risk of being gobbled up by other predators. About 80 species of fish keep up these wacky relationships with jellyfish.
Sometimes this symbiotic relationship backfires when the jelly decides to eat the fish babies. Kind of a complicated relationship if you ask me.
Simply defined as "A mutually beneficial relationship between different groups", it is a term widely used to describe many things found in a marine habitat.
A symbiotic relationship found in this Gorgonian sea fan coral occurs between the coral polyps (small flower-like things) and the zooxanthaellae algae (unseen pigments that brings out color).
On the most basic level of understanding, the coral polyps respire, producing carbon dioxide and water as byproducts. The zooxanthellae then take up these byproducts to carry out photosynthesis!
I personally love taking such closeup photos of these beautiful organisms because besides their colourful dimeanor, there is so much more happening than meets the eye.
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Brgy mataba, aroroy, masbate.
A while back, we went to Burias Island in Masbate, and I learned a lot about the trash in our beaches.
Trash seen in a beach does not necessarily come from the nearby community. It sometimes just drifts there from elsewhere due to the winds.
You can't ask the locals to clean up the garbage, unless you can afford to pay them enough. They'd choose to do other work which pays better cause they have mouths to feed. There's barely any funding for a small community's basic necessities, what more for a beach clean up.
Beach clean ups by outsiders aren't sustainable because you're just cleaning someone else's yard.
There needs to be political will for environmental fees to actually get to the locals for them to maintain the place. They need to understand that tourism will bring in money. And that takes change. And that for it to be sustainable, they should take care of their environment.
📷 by @thomito12: "Me trying to run away from my job to catch more vacation. 😂
Buntod Island, Masbate | Getting to this Island is very easy with Cebu Pacific Air which has daily flights from Manila. From the airport, ride a tricycle to the port (10 mins) then only 15 mins more boat ride to Buntod Island.”
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Mangroves and sandbars in Masbate, Philippines! It’s very easy to get here. Fly from Manila to Masbate via @cebupacificair, ride a tricycle for 10 mins to the port then ride a boat for 15 mins to reach this island!
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Maldives? Definitely not. This is Masbate, Philippines! 📍 Buntod Island, Masbate
How to get here from Manila?
. ⭕️Getting to this Island is very easy with Cebu Pacific Air which has daily flights from Manila.
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⭕️From the airport, ride a tricycle to the port (10 mins) then
⭕️From the port, 15 mins more boat ride to Buntod Island
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Just a boat ride away from the town of San Andres, Quezon. This place is truly one of the undiscovered gem with exotic rock formations similar to that of Biri #Island of Samar and Kapurpurawan of Ilocos Norte.
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