Red Tide in Inner Malampaya Sound, Taytay, Palawan
[ Credits: gachd.org ] Red Tide

One of the main occupations in Palawan is farming or fishing. The province of Palawan has mountain areas as well as rich marine life.

In the latest news, the red tide in Inner Malampaya Sound is still active. The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said that the results in the laboratory shows that it is still affected by the red tide toxins. The red tide toxins are harmful in animals and humans. It can cause Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP), Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning, Ciguatera Fish Poisoning, and Possible Estuarine Associated Syndrome. These toxins attack the neurological system. The BFAR stated that Acetes sibogae (Alamang) and all types of shellfishes must be avoided in this area.

Aside from Taytay, there are also other sea waters in the Philippines that has red tides including Sorsogon Bay in Sorsogon; Coastal waters Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol; Tambobo Bay, Sianton in Negros Oriental; Coastal waters of Daram Island, Zumarraga, San Pedro, and Cambatutay in Western Samar; Coastal waters of Calubian, Leyte, Carigara Bay, and Cancabato Bay, Tacloban City in Leyte; Coastal waters of Biliran Islands; Coastal waters of Guiuan and Matarimao Bay in Eastern Samar; Dumanquillas Bay in Zamboanga del Sur; Balite Bay, Mati City in Davao Oriental; and Lianga bay and Coastal waters of Hinatuan in Surigao del Sur.

The red tide in Palawan started last year, 2020. It affected the waters in Honda Bay, Puerto Princesa Bay, and the Inner Malampaya Sound in Taytay. The Honda Bay and Puerto Princesa Bay’s laboratory has no presence of the toxins, BFAR announced on February 8.

What is the Red Tide?

Red tide is caused by the high population of dinoflagellates that could give reddish color to the sea water. Sometimes, red tide occurs even if there is no visible red coloration. The dinoflagellates are small organisms that are single-celled eukaryotes and considered as an algae.

What are Red Tide Blooms?

It is a condition of seawaters to have higher salinity, temperature, flow, movement of waters, and nutrients can cause red tide blooms. The researchers say that the increasing amount of nutrients in the water such as phosphorus, phosphate, nitrate, and nitrite can multiply the amount or the populations of dinoflagellates. The sudden heavy rain after a long hot weather also affects the movement of algae.

Red tides affect not only marine lives such as some fishes and others can be poisoned but also the humans that will consume the shellfishes and fishes. This also gives a negative effect on the fishermen who rely on fishing as their daily income source and tourists might turn their backs on visiting the beach areas. Swimming on beaches that have a red tide is not advisable. The water might irritate the skin and eyes or give a burning sensation.

The local governments implement rules and regulations during these times to prevent residents being poisoned and widespread.

References

bfar.da.gov.ph
palawan-news.com
en.wikipedia.org


Related Readings
An encounter of NPA and government forces occured in the mountainside in Barangay Conception, Puerto …
On April 26, the Municipality of Culion was lifted to the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ). …
Palawan is a popular tourist destination in the Philippines. The pristine limestone cliffs, white-sand beaches, …
Illegal fishing is has been prohibited by the law. It is not suitable for marine …
These animals are considered as endemic species. It was turned over in PCSD by animal …
A source of clean water is needed in every community, especially on an island. Finally, …
After the election of 23 Municipalities, the Palawan will be staying in one governance. There …
Even with the pandemic, the teachers continued to give their services to the students. To …
Youths will be our future leaders and they should be given attention by the government. …
Studying nowadays relies on modular lessons or online classes. In order to continue this stepping …
There are still barangays in Magsaysay that don't have electricity. To be able to light …
Education is important and thankfully, a satellite campus by Mindanao State University is open in …
Garbage is one of the basic problems anywhere in the world. Inorder to preserve clean …
Illegal logging damages the environment and this is a major problem that the government faces …
Community Health protocols were established by the Inter-agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging …
A project tribute into the indigenous people. A way to share the culture of nature …
After the hit of the virus in the Philippines, small and micro businesses have been …
The Balayong tree blooms and looks extremely attractive. Beautiful sightings during the daylight!
The Land of Transportation Office will be opening soon in the Municipality of Brooke's Point. …
Medical missions are important for the people that belong to the poor community, as well …
The Municipality of Palawan has an abundance in many ways. In this place you’ll be …
Bataraza is one of the places you can visit in Palawan. Don't forget to taste …
Looking for a place in Palawan that could give you an adventure in the forest? …
The cases of coronavirus in Puerto Princesa have been increasing. The Beaches and farm resorts …
Rescue vehicle was given to the Barangay Binga that will be used to rescue emergency …
Studying in universities is an opportunity that you shouldn’t be miss! Palawaño’s have a chance …
Palawan is one the most visited places in the Philippines by tourists, even locals can't …
The three associations in Barangay Caruray were supported by the government of San Vicente to …
Palawan’s most popular destinations are El Nido, Puerto Princesa and Coron but that doesn’t end …
The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) in Palawan has opened the voting for the nominees for …
It is the largest municipality in the province of Palawan. It is often called in …
As there are still places under the community quarantine, Filipinos build a community pantry in …
The whole country was put on Enhanced Community Quarantine from March 17 and continued to …
Let’s go around in Palawan, far from the mainland. An island that offers you history …
Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corporation supported the 20 indigenous students from Sitio Proper, Barangay Sandoval, …
Most people have adopted social media accounts and other online platforms. The PCSDS found this …
The dividing of Palawan into three was signed into a law by President Rodrigo R. …
A male tourist from Quezon is positive for the coronavirus disease. He arrived in Coron …
The Pageant of Miss Palawan is going on. Who will take the crown? Save the …
Festivals are events that you shouldn't miss if you're around the place, especially in the …
The government in Puerto Princesa has built-up it's own Test Laboratory. The Polymerase chain reaction …
A Banana Propagation was established under the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program for their beneficiaries. This …
Coconut is one of the products that is produced in the Philippines. It is one …
Many of Filipino love dogs and treat them as part of the family but at …
There are several religions in the Philippines and one of them is Islam. Palawan is …
Cockfighting is one of the Filipino past-time. It is legal in the Philippines but sometimes, …
Puerto Princesa will be welcoming cruise ships in the port soon. This port will be …
Forests have been damaged by the illegal loggings around the Philippines, as years passed by …
Have you heard of this cute and little fur semiaquatic mammal? They still exist in …
Palawan is a fast-growing population in the MIMAROPA region. The demands for health services are …
The coconut farmers registered in the National Coconut Farmers Registry System received financial aid under …
Excited for white-sand beaches, scuba diving, and island hopping? Taytay Islands could offer you in …
Taytay is a seaside town that could give you a province-like vacation. This municipality is …
On May 16, The Municipal Health Office staff commemorated the International AIDS Candle lighting at …
Culion is located at the northern part of Palawan, including Busuanga, Coron and Linapacan. The …
The half-century old acacia trees in Puerto Princesa have been known for being a canopy. …
Elon Musk is a well-known entrepreneur and the founder of Tesla. Recently, many have proven …
In celebration of the Balayong Festival, Puerto Princesa organized a tournament with Globe. Mobile Legends, …
Local passengers often deal with the rain during the wet season. Palawan is known for …
Either you're in a hospital, banks, remittances, or processing documents, you need to show at …
The Covid19 cases in El Nido are increasing and the Municipal government informed the residents, …
The municipality of Palawan is located to the northwest part of Palawan,known for its long …
Many people love adventure, and traveling of course! The trip might be tiresome but as …
Conservation of the environment must start now! The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development had a …
One of the Indigenous People (IPs) lives with their tribes in remote areas, such as …
Rice Farmers have been worrying about the low gate price of unhusked rice during harvest …
Families are used to outdoor gatherings or picnics to spend on Easter Sundays, but due …
On January 21, Thursday an undeveloped sea bird named masked booba was found dead. The …
Have you heard of this Island? If not, this might be the best way to …
Nutribuns are used in feeding programs in elementary schools in the Philippines from 1971 until …
Pangolin (Manis culionensis) is locally known as Balintong. There are sightings for this species in …
This municipality is the smallest and farthest island in Palawan. The closest municipality around Tubbataha …
Babies ages 6-12 months have an increased number of stunted, wasted, and overweight based on …
We get excited hearing animals from other countries are already in the Philippines such as …
The Municipality of Sofronio Española has mountain ranges and seeking medical attention is hard. The …
Internet connection has helped us gain more information and learn in different ways. As the …
In every individual, there are talents and other skills developed. Through the past few months, …
Coronavirus has affected the lives of the people all over the world. Maybe, it’s time …
If you ever wonder what you could do other than that, you should travel in …
The fire that happened on Sitio Marabajay, Barangay Rio Tuba in Bataraza has damaged and …
Two islands in the Philippines namely El Nido and Boracay have been included in the …
Most of the accidents happen on the roads. It is vital for drivers or those …
Emergencies may occur anytime and anywhere. A hospital needs to have several ambulances to respond …
Are you excited and planning for a trip or vacation in Palawan? Then, you should …
This event takes place every February every year, attended by the government officials, tourists and …
In times of crisis, Filipinos tend to help each other to survive in hard times. …
Human Immunodeficiency Virus is spreading in the community. In order to minimize and spread facts …
The Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) has conducted the Office Performance Commitment Review (OPCR) at the …
Aborlan, a place where you’ll be mesmerized by the white sand beach, rivers, waterfall, culture …
Rebels have been fighting against the government of the Philippines and it has been a …
Dr. Deo Florence L. Onda is a microbial oceanographer from the University of the Philippines …
Women's Month is celebrated annually in the Philippines. It is the time to spread the …
Wanna go somewhere uncrowded and adventurous island hopping? Magsaysay, Palawan is the famous producer of …
A multi-purpose center was built to be the training center in livelihood and education. The …