Several Fishes Found Dead At The Bamboo Dive Site In Panglao, Bohol

Panglao, Bohol offers one of the best diving spot in the Philippines. They also offer over house dive in an exciting wall dive, which is covered with precious colorful hard and soft corals. Divers can find different kinds of fishes here in this island why most of the visitors call this a hidden paradise.

They can find different colorful reef dwellers, trumpet fish, parrot fish, cuttlefish, angel fishes, bat-fishes and many more that can be found when you experience scuba diving in their vast ocean.

Sadly, last Saturday, February 10, 2018, environmental group Marine Wildlife of the Philippines posted a video that seems to be dead fishes in the Bamboo Dive site in Panglao, Bohol.

Dead reef fish in Panglao, Bohol

Several reef fish were found dead at the Swiss Bamboo dive site in Panglao, Bohol last Saturday. They seem to have been poisoned.

Posted by Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines on Monday, February 12, 2018

While exploring the underwater, they found dead fishes that seemed to be poisoned. More than ten fishes were found dead by the team. It was heartbreaking to see those fishes die because of poisoning. Netizens were buzzed because of this news.

Most local fishermen use Lannate pesticide mix with alamang then a handful of that was slowly thrown in the open sea. And this is the result – Tristan Ainin

Philippine locals mostly use a local tree root that is twisted and bound into a hoop then thrown in the water. This anesthetizes the fish. The tree root is free, cyanide costs money – Bruce Heathcote

And they express sympathy about what happened in our Philippine wildlife. They concluded that it is the fault of those fishermen who still uses cyanide for fishing.

BFAR should investigate the cause of death. Looks like some aquarium fishermen’s handiwork – Teresita Saavedra Schaap

Cyanide fishing. Even the corals are affected by it.
Sad.??? – Arciel CP SD

Filipinos are calling out the government to resolve this problem. Both the locals and the government need to help each other, hand in hand in solving these kinds of environmental issues. We should take care the environment for the next generation since they are the one who will inherit this.

Ignorance and greed aren’t the solution to this kind of problem. It doesn’t concern only one person but all of us because this is our world and we need to take care of it.

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