Thanks for all the fish

When we’re not marvelling at the wonders of nature from our bikes we’ve been enjoying cooling down in 28 degree bath water seas.

The Philippines is home to more than 52,000 species, more than half of which are endemic to the Philippines.

Although the evidence of climate change is painfully obvious in some places, the seas are still alive with the cast of Finding Nemo (Which is lucky as Gez appears to be slightly obsessed with clown fish).



“coconut? ice cream? beer as cold as your ex?”:


Newly hatched Olive Ridley sea turtle babies and those who were ready to make their way to the sea at Duli Beach Resort in the north west of Palawan.  The hatchery operated here has expanded to several other areas, cared for and released hundreds (if not thousands) of baby turtles, protecting them from poaching and other interference on the busier beaches.

Loggerheads can reach more than  3 ft in length and can weigh over 400lbs. So named for their large head and powerful jaws, Loggerheads travel thousands of miles across oceans, making them particularly vulnerable to worldwide habitat loss and incidental capture by fishing boats.

This one was napping when our guide spotted her, a few miles off the coast near Port Barton. She made a break for deeper waters when a more lively tourist boat arrived playing loud music. Kate was lucky enough to watch her come up for air before the dive.

While we’ve been doing all this, NOAA / US Coral Reef Watch has announced three new alert levels for threats to coral reefs as everything is far beyond what the system implemented in 2005 was intended to measure. Off the charts. Full Guardian article here

4 thoughts on “Thanks for all the fish

  1. Excellent! Glad to see you’re getting in the water. Love the clown fish photos. Are you using any extra lighting for the underwater shots! Xxxx

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