Student researchers from the biology department of Silliman University presented their research in monitoring waste water treatment facilities in Dumaguete and Bayawan City, using new equipment and new techniques such as bio-filtration. The research presentation was made last June 1 at the American Resource Center at Silliman University. National Scientist Dr. Angel C. Alcala and … Continue reading SU Students Show Results of Water Quality Tests in 2 Cities
Silliman University and international scientists, who set out to track the dispersal of fish larvae among marine protected areas (MPAs) along the southern coast of Negros Island, found that larvae travelled from their natal reefs to adjacent MPAs and nearby fishing grounds, providing potential replenishment of fish stocks. The study area covered 23 marine protected … Continue reading New Study Supports Networks of Marine Protected Areas
National Scientist Angel C. Alcala wrote that since the 1970s, frogs have been dropping dead in significant numbers around the world.
Corals are subject to “bleaching” when the seawater temperature is too high: they lose the symbiotic algae that give coral its colour and part of its nutrients. Severe, prolonged or repeated bleaching can lead to the death of coral colonies. An increase of only 1°C to 2°C above the normal local seasonal maximum can induce bleaching. Many heat-stressed or bleached corals subsequently die from coral diseases.