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Opistognathus dendriticus (Dendritic Jawfish) is a very large Jawfish on the house reef of Chindonan Resort, Chidonan Island, Palawan, Philippines. The small damselfish are chrysiptera tricinta.

A Photo Essay

By Tony Griffitts

Palawan is a group of 1780 islands that run from Busuanga Island in the Northeast to Balabac Island to the Southwest.  The Islands explored are mostly made up of fossilized coral pushed up from the sea floor.  Many of the Palawan Islands have no roads, and the only transportation to the islands is by boat.

In September of 2012 I explored the reefs of several islands in Northern Palawan which included Chindonan, Lusong, Sand, El Nido (Palawan), Miniloc, and Entatula.  The trip started with the islands around Chindonan Island Resort in the North end of Palawan, and ended with islands around Miniloc Island Resort.

To get to Northern Palawan we had to fly from Manila to Coron Airport on Busuanga Island.  From there we took a van to Coron Town and met up the Chindonan Island Resort banca boat at the port. The resort is only about a hour from Coron by boat across typically smooth waters of Coron Bay.

Chindonan Island Resort is built along a hillside and close to mangroves. The resort restaurant is built over the water which allows a view of the sea life below while enjoying a meal.  Resident archerfish will gather around the restaurant  in the morning waiting to be fed table scraps.

Many species of clownfish can be found around Chindonan. Surprisingly surgeonfish or tangs (Acanthuridae) were absent in this area of Palawan, but many species of rabbitfish (Siganidae) were common.

Zebra snout (Hippocampus barbouri) seahorses can be found on the house reef, although they are hard to spot.

Four species clownfish, Tomato (Amphiprion frenatus), Maroon (Premnas biaculeatus), Ocellaris (Amphiprion ocellaris), Clarks (Amphiprion clarkii), are common at Chindonam.  You can view a pair of Ocellaris Clownfish from the Chindonan Island Resort boat dock in about 3 to 6 feet (1 to 2 meters) of water.

Chindonan Island Satellite View


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Lusong Island Satellite View


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Sand Island Satellite View


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From Chindonan we traveled 8 hours via banca boat from Coron to El Nido. We stayed at Cadlao Resort that is at the North end of El Nido.

Cadlao Resort faces the Island of Cadlao. Cadlao Resort  has easy access to tide pools and snorkeling. The reef in front of the resort goes out in depth slowly and you will need to snorkel out far to reach any depth.  There are many species of butterfly fish on the El Nido reef.  Surprisingly there are very few clownfish and anemones on the reef.

The tide pools are very extensive during low tide. On a sunny day the water in the tide pools can exceed 100°F (38°C). Even with the very hot water the fish and invertebrates in the tide pools are very active.

El Nido Bay Satellite View


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From El Nido we took a resort boat to Miniloc Island.  Miniloc Island Resort is located on a island that has natural lagoons and is close to many other islands with reefs to explore.  The house reef is teaming with fish, with large shoals of parrots and rabbit fish.  Many species clownfish can be found on the house reef.

At 9:00 am every morning the resort staff feeds a large group of giant trevally (Caranx ignobilis) from the boat dock. Miniloc Resort has a rock wall that provides a barrier to the open sea. It also provides a calm and shallow water for beginner snorkelers to become familiar with sport and the equipment. It also has many fish and anemones to see in 4 feet or less of water. The resort offers many trips to other islands free of charge.

Miniloc Island Satellite View


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Entalula Island Satellite View


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From Miniloc we took a boat back to El Nido where we had arranged to have a van pick us up and take us to the airport in Puerto Princesa where we were able to catch a flight back to Manila.

Most of the photos were taken with an Olympus TG-1 waterproof camera. A few videos and pictures were taken with a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX9 and GoPro Hero2 cameras.

Chindonan, Lusong, and Sand Islands

Tony Griffitts at the boat dock at Chindonan Island Resort, Palawan, Philippines.

Tony Griffitts at the boat dock at Chindonan Island Resort, Palawan, Philippines.

Aluterus scriptus (Scrawled Filefish), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Aluterus scriptus (Scrawled Filefish), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Amphiprion clarkii (Clarkii Clownfish) and Heteractis crispa (Sebae Anemone), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Amphiprion clarkii (Clarkii Clownfish) and Heteractis crispa (Sebae Anemone), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Heteractis magnifica (Ritteri Anemone), Amphiprion ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Heteractis magnifica (Ritteri Anemone), Amphiprion ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Stichodactyla gigantea (Giant Carpet Anemone), Amphiprion ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish), Chindonan Island,Palawan, Philippines.

Stichodactyla gigantea (Giant Carpet Anemone), Amphiprion ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish), Chindonan Island,Palawan, Philippines.

Anclyomenes venustus (Venus Commensal Shrimp) on Euphyllia ancora (Hammer Coral or Anchor Coral), Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.

Anclyomenes venustus (Venus Commensal Shrimp) on Euphyllia ancora (Hammer Coral or Anchor Coral), Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.

Chaetodon octofasciatus (Eight-banded Butterflyfish), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodon octofasciatus (Eight-banded Butterflyfish), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodon octofasciatus (Eight-banded Butterflyfish), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodon octofasciatus (Eight-banded Butterflyfish), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodontoplus mesoleucus (Vermiculated Angelfish), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodontoplus mesoleucus (Vermiculated Angelfish), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Choerodon anchorago (Anchor Tuskfish Wrasse), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Choerodon anchorago (Anchor Tuskfish Wrasse), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Chrysiptera parasema (Yellow-tail Blue Damselfish), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Chrysiptera parasema (Yellow-tail Blue Damselfish), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Chrysiptera parasema (Yellow-tail Blue Damselfish), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Chrysiptera parasema (Yellow-tail Blue Damselfish), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Culcita novaeguineae (Pincushion Star), Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.

Culcita novaeguineae (Pincushion Star), Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.

Dendrochirus zebra (Dwarf Zebra Lionfish) just before sunrise, Chindonan Resort house reef, Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Dendrochirus zebra (Dwarf Zebra Lionfish) just before sunrise, Chindonan Resort house reef, Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Dendrochirus zebra (Dwarf Zebra Lionfish) just before sunrise, Chindonan Resort house reef, Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Platax pinnatus (pinnate batfish), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Lobophytum pauciflorum (Devils Hand Leather Coral), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Lobophytum pauciflorum (Devils Hand Leather Coral), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Neoglyphidodon meles (Adult Bowtie or Black Damselfish), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Neoglyphidodon meles (Adult Bowtie or Black Damselfish), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Neoglyphidodon oxyodon (Neon Velvet Damsel), Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.

Neoglyphidodon oxyodon (Neon Velvet Damsel),  Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Pervagor melanocephalus (Blackheaded Filefish), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Pervagor melanocephalus (Blackheaded Filefish), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Pseudochromis perspicillatus (Blackstripe Dottyback),Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.

Pseudochromis perspicillatus (Blackstripe Dottyback), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Siganus dollatus (Scribbled Rabbitfish), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Siganus dollatus (Scribbled Rabbitfish), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Sphaeramia nemanoptera (Pajama Cardinalfish) among purple staghorn Acropora coral, Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Sphaeramia nemanoptera (Pajama Cardinalfish) among purple staghorn Acropora coral,  Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

If you get up early before sun up you can find Chiton stuck to the rocks that lead to boat dock at Chindonan Island Resort, Palawan, Philippines.

If you get up early before sun up you can find Chiton stuck to the rocks that lead to boat dock at Chindonan Island Resort, Palawan, Philippines.

Orange Sponge, Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.

Orange Sponge, Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.

Chindonan Island Resort in Northern Palawan, Philippines. Video from the resort reef, Lusong Island, and Sand Island.

Amphiprion chrysopterus (Orangefin Clownfish) with Stichodactyla mertensii (Merten's Carpet Anemone), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Unidentified Damselfish, Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Unidentified Damselfish, Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Haliclona fascigera (?) (Purple Tube or Blue-gray Tube Sponge), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Haliclona fascigera (?) (Purple Tube or Blue-gray Tube Sponge), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Unidentified macro algae, Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Unidentified macro algae, Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Pink Acropora sp. Coral, Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Pink Acropora sp. Coral, Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Trachyphyllia geofryii (Orange Open Brain Coral), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Trachyphyllia geofryii (Orange Open Brain Coral), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Lutjanus carponotatus (Stripey Snapper), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Lutjanus carponotatus (Stripey Snapper), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Acropora sp. Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Acropora sp. Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Juvenile Arothron hispidus (Stars and Stripes Puffer), Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.

Juvenile Arothron hispidus (Stars and Stripes Puffer), Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.

Dendrochirus zebra (Dwarf Zebra Lionfish) just before sunrise, Chindonan Resort house reef, Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Dendrochirus zebra (Dwarf Zebra Lionfish) just before sunrise, Chindonan Resort house reef, Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Stichodactyla gigantea (Giant Carpet Anemone), Amphiprion ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish), Chindonan Island,Palawan, Philippines.

Stichodactyla gigantea (Giant Carpet Anemone), Amphiprion ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish), Chindonan Island,Palawan, Philippines.

Sphaeramia orbicularis (Orbiculate Cardinalfish) at the resort resturant at Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.

Sphaeramia orbicularis (Orbiculate Cardinalfish) at the resort resturant at Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.

Gnathanodon speciosus (Juvenile Golden Tevally also known as a pilot fish) was my tour guide for my first snorkel off of Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.

Gnathanodon speciosus (Juvenile Golden Tevally also known as a pilot fish) was my tour guide for my first snorkel off of Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.

Nardoa tuberculata (Mottled Sea Star), Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.

Nardoa tuberculata (Mottled Sea Star), Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.

Culcita novaeguineae (Pincushion Star), Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.

Culcita novaeguineae (Pincushion Star), Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.

Sepioteuthis lessoniana (Bigfin Reef Squid) taken from boat dock at Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Sepioteuthis lessoniana (Bigfin Reef Squid) taken from boat dock at Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Stichodactyla gigantea (Giant Carpet Anemone), Amphiprion ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish), photo taken from boat dock at Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Stichodactyla gigantea (Giant Carpet Anemone), Amphiprion ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish), photo taken from boat dock at Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Toxotes jaculatrix (Banded Archerfish), photo taken from Resturant at Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines. These archerfish are like resident koi. These archerfish hang around the resturant in the morning waiting to be fed by resort guest.

Toxotes jaculatrix (Banded Archerfish), photo taken from Resturant at Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines. These archerfish are like resident koi. These archerfish hang around the resturant in the morning waiting to be fed by resort guest.

Sea Hare Eggs, Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.

Sea Hare Eggs, Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.

Coral Reef, Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.

Coral Reef, Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.

Labracinus cyclophthalmus (Firetail Dottyback), Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.

Labracinus cyclophthalmus (Firetail Dottyback),  Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.

Nick (resort tour guide) and Tony looking for seahorses at Chindonan Island Resort, Palawan, Philippines.

Nick (resort tour guide) and Tony looking for seahorses at Chindonan Island Resort, Palawan, Philippines.

Nick (resort tour guide) and Tony looking for seahorses at Chindonan Island Resort, Palawan, Philippines.

Nick (resort tour guide) and Tony looking for seahorses at Chindonan Island Resort, Palawan, Philippines.

Nick and Tony paddling a banca boat out to the reef, Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Nick and Tony paddling a banca boat out to the reef, Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Protoreaster nodosus (Rare - Red Chocolate Chip Sea Star), Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.

Protoreaster nodosus (Rare - Red Chocolate Chip Sea Star), Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.

Caulerpa racemos (Grape Caulerpa) a macro algae commonly used in the aquarium hobby for nitrate reduction, Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.

Caulerpa racemos (Grape Caulerpa) a macro algae commonly used in the aquarium hobby for nitrate reduction, Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.

Xenia umbellata (Pulsing Xenia), Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.

Xenia umbellata (Pulsing Xenia), Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.

Dendrochirus zebra (Dwarf Zebra Lionfish) just before sunrise, Chindonan Resort house reef, Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Dendrochirus zebra (Dwarf Zebra Lionfish) just before sunrise, Chindonan Resort house reef, Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Toxotes jaculatrix (Banded Archerfish) at the Chindonan Island Resort Resturant over the water, Palawan. Philippines.

Toxotes jaculatrix (Banded Archerfish) at the Chindonan Island Resort Resturant over the water, Palawan. Philippines.

Amblygobius buanensis (Buan Goby), Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.

Amblygobius buanensis (Buan Goby), Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.

Cymbacephalus beauforti (Crocodile Fish), photo taken from boat dock at Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Cymbacephalus beauforti (Crocodile Fish), photo taken from boat dock at Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Tridacna derasa (Southern Giant Clam), Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.

Hippopus hippopus (Bear Paw Clam),, Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.

Tridacna crocea (Boring Clam), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Tridacna crocea (Boring Clam), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Stichodactyla gigantea (Giant Carpet Anemone), Amphiprion ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish), Chindonan Island,Palawan, Philippines.

Stichodactyla gigantea (Giant Carpet Anemone), Amphiprion ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish), Chindonan Island,Palawan, Philippines.

Acropora sp. (Purple Staghorn Coral) Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Acropora sp. (Purple Staghorn Coral) Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Apogon compressus (Ochre-Striped or Split-banded Cardinalfish), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Apogon compressus (Ochre-Striped or Split-banded Cardinalfish), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Platax teira (Longfin Batfish), Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.

Platax teira (Longfin Batfish), Chindonan Island, Palawan. Philippines.

Barrel Sponge, Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Barrel Sponge, Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Unidentified Wrasse, Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Unidentified Wrasse, Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Barrel Sponge, Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Barrel Sponge, Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Chelmon rostratus (Copperband Butterflyfish), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Chelmon rostratus (Copperband Butterflyfish), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Chromodoris coi (Nudibranch), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Chromodoris coi (Nudibranch), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Plotosus lineatus (Coral Catfish), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Plotosus lineatus (Coral Catfish), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Cyrptocentrus cinctus (Yellow Watchman Shrimp Goby) with Pistol Shrimp, Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines

Cyrptocentrus cinctus (Yellow Watchman Shrimp Goby) with Pistol Shrimp, Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines

Gobiodon spilophthalmus (White-lined Coral Goby), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Gobiodon spilophthalmus (White-lined Coral Goby), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Heteractis crispa (Sebae Anemone) and Amphiprion clarkii (Clark's Clownfish), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Heteractis crispa (Sebae Anemone) and Amphiprion clarkii (Clark's Clownfish), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Cyrptocentrus steinitzi (Watchman Shrimp Goby) with Pistol Shrimp, Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Cyrptocentrus steinitzi (Watchman Shrimp Goby) with Pistol Shrimp, Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Juvenile Bream, Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Juvenile Bream, Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Plotosus lineatus (Coral Catfish), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Plotosus lineatus (Coral Catfish), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Stichodactyla gigantea (Giant Carpet Anemone), Amphiprion ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Stichodactyla gigantea (Giant Carpet Anemone), Amphiprion ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Premnas biaculeatus (Maroon Clownfish), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Premnas biaculeatus (Maroon Clownfish), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Parrotfish, Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Parrotfish, Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Tylosurus crocodilus (Hound Needlefish), taken from boat dock at Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Tylosurus crocodilus (Hound Needlefish), taken from boat dock at Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Abudefduf lorenzi (Black-tail Sergeant), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Abudefduf lorenzi (Black-tail Sergeant), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Epibulus brevis (Dwarf Slingjaw Wrasse) Carlson et al. (2008), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Epibulus brevis (Dwarf Slingjaw Wrasse) Carlson et al. (2008), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Tylosurus crocodilus (Hound Needlefish), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Tylosurus crocodilus (Hound Needlefish), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Acreichthys tomentosus (Bristle-tailed Filefish), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Acreichthys tomentosus (Bristle-tailed Filefish), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Tridacna crocea (Boring Clam), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Tridacna crocea (Boring Clam), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Pentapodus caninus (Small-toothed Whiptail), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Pentapodus caninus (Small-toothed Whiptail), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Pomacentrus moluccensis (Lemon Damselfish), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Pomacentrus moluccensis (Lemon Damselfish), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Lobophytum pauciflorum (Devils Hand Leather Coral), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Lobophytum pauciflorum (Devils Hand Leather Coral), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Sarcophyton sp. (Toadstool Coral), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Sarcophyton sp. (Toadstool Coral), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodon octofasciatus (Eight-banded Butterflyfish, Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodon octofasciatus (Eight-banded Butterflyfish, Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Unidentified Wrasse, Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Unidentified Wrasse, Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Xenia umbellata (Pulsing Xenia), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Xenia umbellata (Pulsing Xenia), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Goniopora sp. (Flower Pot Coral), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Goniopora sp. (Flower Pot Coral), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Premnas biaculeatus (Maroon Clownfish) with Entacmaea quadricolor (Bubble Anemone), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Premnas biaculeatus (Maroon Clownfish) with Entacmaea quadricolor (Bubble Anemone), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Amphiprion clarkii (Clarkii Clownfish) and Heteractis crispa (Sebae Anemone), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Amphiprion clarkii (Clarkii Clownfish) and Heteractis crispa (Sebae Anemone), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Premnas biaculeatus (Maroon Clownfish) with Entacmaea quadricolor (Bubble Anemone), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Premnas biaculeatus (Maroon Clownfish) with Entacmaea quadricolor (Bubble Anemone), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Oxycheilinus rhodochrous (Thick-stripe Maori Wrasse), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Oxycheilinus rhodochrous (Thick-stripe Maori Wrasse), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Scolopsis margaritifer (Pearly Monocle Bream), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Scolopsis margaritifer (Pearly Monocle Bream), Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Lusong Island, Coral Garden Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Tony Griffitts snorkeling off of Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Tony Griffitts snorkeling off of Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides (Juvenile Harlaquin or Clown Sweetlips), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides (Juvenile Harlaquin or Clown Sweetlips), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Elysia ornata (Ornate Nudibranch) near the dock of Chindonan Island Resort, Palawan, Philippines.

Elysia ornata (Ornate Nudibranch) near the dock of Chindonan Island Resort, Palawan, Philippines.

Elysia ornata (Ornate Nudibranch) near the dock of Chindonan Island Resort, Palawan, Philippines.

Elysia ornata (Ornate Nudibranch) near the dock of Chindonan Island Resort, Palawan, Philippines.

Hippocampus barbouri (Zebra-snout Seahorse), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Hippocampus barbouri (Zebra-snout Seahorse), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Ptaraeolidia ianthina (Nudibranch) near the dock of Chindonan Island Resort, Palawan, Philippines.

Ptaraeolidia ianthina (Nudibranch) near the dock of Chindonan Island Resort, Palawan, Philippines.

Chindonan Island Resort, Palawan, Philippines.

Chindonan Island Resort, Palawan, Philippines.

Arothron manilensis (Striped Puffer), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Arothron manilensis (Striped Puffer), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Cassiopeia andromeda (Upsidedown Jellyfish), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Cassiopeia andromeda (Upsidedown Jellyfish), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Hippocampus barbouri (Zebra-snout Seahorse), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Hippocampus barbouri (Zebra-snout Seahorse), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Neopetrolisthes ohshimai (Porcelain Anemone Crab), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Neopetrolisthes ohshimai (Porcelain Anemone Crab), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Amphiprion ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish) with Stichodactyla gigantea (Giant Carpet Anemone), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Amphiprion ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish) with Stichodactyla gigantea (Giant Carpet Anemone), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodontoplus mesoleucus (Vermiculated Angelfish), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodontoplus mesoleucus (Vermiculated Angelfish), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodon melannotus (Blackback Butterflyfish), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodon melannotus (Blackback Butterflyfish), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodon octofasciatus (Eight-banded Butterflyfish), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodon octofasciatus (Eight-banded Butterflyfish), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Apogon griffini (Hookfin Cardinalfish), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Apogon griffini (Hookfin Cardinalfish), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Chromis sp.(?) (Philippines Chromis Damselfish?), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Chromis sp.(?) (Philippines Chromis Damselfish?), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Heniochus varius (Humphead Heniochus), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Heniochus varius (Humphead Heniochus), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Diadema Sea Urchin with Cardinalfish, Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Premnas biaculeatus (Maroon Clownfish) with Entacmaea quadricolor (Bubble Anemone), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Zanclus cornutus (Moorish Idol), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Zanclus cornutus (Moorish Idol), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Mushroom Anemones, Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Mushroom Anemones, Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Nick, the resorts snorkeling guide at Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Nick, the resorts snorkeling guide at Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Phyllidia varicosa (Nobbed Nudibranch), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Phyllidia varicosa (Nobbed Nudibranch), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Purple Tube Sponge, Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Purple Tube Sponge, Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Reef, Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Reef, Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Reef, Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Reef, Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Reef, Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Reef, Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Reef, Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Reef, Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Polycarpa aurata (Goldmouth Sea Squirt), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Polycarpa aurata (Goldmouth Sea Squirt), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Echidna nebulosa (Snowflake Moray Eel), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Echidna nebulosa (Snowflake Moray Eel), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Stethojulis trilineata (Four-line Wrasse), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Stethojulis trilineata (Four-line Wrasse), Sand Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides (Adult Harlaquin or Clown Sweetlips), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides (Adult Harlaquin or Clown Sweetlips), Chindonan Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Chindonan Island Resort in Northern Palawan, Philippines. Video from the resort reef, Lusong Island, and Sand Island. Recorded by Tony Griffitts with a Olympus Tough TG-1 and GoPro HD Hero2 in September 2012.

El Nido Bay

Salarias fasciatus (Algae Blenny), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Salarias fasciatus (Algae Blenny), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Cleaning station, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Cleaning station, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Platax teira (Longfin Batfish), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Platax teira (Longfin Batfish), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Cadlao Resort, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Cadlao Resort, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Halymenia sp. (Brown Macro Algae), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Halymenia sp. (Brown Macro Algae), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Coral reef recovering from past dynamite fishing, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Coral reef recovering from past dynamite fishing, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Pempheris vanicolensis (Vanikoro Sweeper), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Pempheris vanicolensis (Vanikoro Sweeper), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Coral reef, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Coral reef, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Coral reef, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Coral reef, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodon baronessa (Easter Triangular Butterflyfish), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodon baronessa (Eastern Triangular Butterflyfish), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Echidna nebulosa (Snowflake Moray Eel), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Echidna nebulosa (Snowflake Moray Eel), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Coral reef, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

Coral reef, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

Seriatopora hystrix (Pink Birdsnest Coral), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Seriatopora hystrix (Pink Birdsnest Coral), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Phyllospongia lamellosa (Fan Sponge), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Phyllospongia lamellosa (Fan Sponge), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Halichoeres sp. (Unidentified Wrasse), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Halichoeres hortulanus (?) (Marble or Checkerboard Wrasse), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Tridacna crocea (Boring Clam), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Tridacna crocea (Boring Clam), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Unidenified Blenny, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Unidenified Blenny, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Ptaraeolidia ianthina (Nudibranch), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Ptaraeolidia ianthina (Nudibranch), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Tridacna maxima (Maxima Clam), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Tridacna maxima (Maxima Clam), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Apogon griffini (Hookfin Cardinalfish), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Apogon griffini (Hookfin Cardinalfish), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Arothron nigropunctatus (Dogface Puffer), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Arothron nigropunctatus (Dogface Puffer), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Paraglyphidodon oxyodon (Blue Velvet Damselfish) El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Paraglyphidodon oxyodon (Blue Velvet Damselfish) El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodon adiergastos (Philippine Panda Butterflyfish), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodon adiergastos (Philippine Panda Butterflyfish), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodon adiergastos (Philippine Panda Butterflyfish), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodon adiergastos (Philippine Panda Butterflyfish), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Coral Reef, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Coral Reef, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodon auriga (Auriga Butterflyfish), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodon auriga (Auriga Butterflyfish), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodon baronessa (Easter Triangular Butterflyfish), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodon baronessa (Eastern Triangular Butterflyfish), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodon melannotus (Blackback Butterflyfish), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodon melannotus (Blackback Butterflyfish), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodon octofasciatus (Eight-banded Butterflyfish), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodon octofasciatus (Eight-banded Butterflyfish), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodon trifascialis (Chevron Butterflyfish), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodon trifascialis (Chevron Butterflyfish), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Chelmon rostratus (Copperband Butterflyfish), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Chelmon rostratus (Copperband Butterflyfish), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Labroides dimidiatus (Cleaner Wrasse), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Labroides dimidiatus (Cleaner Wrasse), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Plotosus lineatus (Coral Catfish), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Plotosus lineatus (Coral Catfish), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Galaxea astreata (Galaxy Coral), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Galaxea astreata (Galaxy Coral), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Acropora sp. (Green Table Coral), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Acropora sp. (Green Table Coral), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Myripristis violacea (Violet Soldierfish), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Myripristis violacea (Violet Soldierfish), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Parascorpaena picta (Painted Scorpionfish), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Parascorpaena picta (Painted Scorpionfish), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Plectorhinchus lessonii (Striped Sweetlips), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Plectorhinchus lessonii (Striped Sweetlips), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Pomacentrus grammorhynchus (Bluespot Damselfish), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Pomacentrus grammorhynchus (Bluespot Damselfish), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Pteragogus enneacanthus (Cockerel Wrasse), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Pteragogus enneacanthus (Cockerel Wrasse), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Coral reef, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

Coral reef, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

Coral reef, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Coral reef, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.

Miniloc and Entatula Islands

Chromis viridis (Green Chromis), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Chromis viridis (Green Chromis), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Adudefduf vaigiensis (Sergent Major Damselfish), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Adudefduf vaigiensis (Sergent Major Damselfish), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Unidentified Wrasse, Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines

Unidentified Wrasse, Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Reef outside Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Reef outside Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Acropora sp. Coral, Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Acropora sp. Coral, Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Reef outside Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Reef outside Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Chelmon rostratus (Copperband Butterflyfish), Miniloc Island Resort Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Chelmon rostratus (Copperband Butterflyfish), Miniloc Island Resort Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Dischistodus fasciatus (Banded Damselfish), Miniloc Island Resort Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Dischistodus fasciatus (Banded Damselfish), Miniloc Island Resort Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Aeoliscus strigatus (Razorfish), Miniloc Island Resort Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Aeoliscus strigatus (Razorfish), Miniloc Island Resort Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Reef outside Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Reef outside Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Reef outside Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Reef outside Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Amphiprion frenatus (Tomato Clownfish) with Entacmaea quadricolor (Bubble Anemone), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Amphiprion frenatus (Tomato Clownfish) with Entacmaea quadricolor (Bubble Anemone), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodon rafflesi (Latticed Butterflyfish), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodon rafflesi (Latticed Butterflyfish), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodontoplus mesoleucus (Vermiculated Angelfish), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines

Chaetodontoplus mesoleucus (Vermiculated Angelfish), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Reef outside Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Reef outside Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Unidentified Wrasse, Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines

Unidentified Wrasse, Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines

Zanclus cornutus (Moorish Idol), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Zanclus cornutus (Moorish Idol), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Amphiprion ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish) with Stichodactyla gigantea (Giant Carpet Anemone), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Amphiprion ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish) with Stichodactyla gigantea (Giant Carpet Anemone), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Epinephelus merra (Honeycomb Grouper), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Epinephelus merra (Honeycomb Grouper), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Arothron nigropunctatus (Dog-face Puffer), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Arothron nigropunctatus (Dog-face Puffer), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Amphiprion frenatus (Tomato Clownfish) with Entacmaea quadricolor (Bubble Anemone),  Miniloc Island Resort, Palawan, Philippines.

Amphiprion frenatus (Tomato Clownfish) with Entacmaea quadricolor (Bubble Anemone),  Miniloc Island Resort, Palawan, Philippines.

Feeding shoal, Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines

Feeding shoal, Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines

Christmas Tree Worm Rock, Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Christmas Tree Worm Rock, Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Christmas Tree Worms, Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Christmas Tree Worms, Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Crinoid sp. (Feather Star), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Crinoid sp. (Feather Star), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Neoglyphidodon nigroris (Blackmouth Bicolor Chromis), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Neoglyphidodon nigroris (Blackmouth Bicolor Chromis), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Abudefduf sexfasciatus (Scissortail Sergeant), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Abudefduf sexfasciatus (Scissortail Sergeant), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Hippopus hippopus (Bear Paw Clam), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines

Hippopus hippopus (Bear Paw Clam), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines

Thalassoma lunare (Lunare Wrasse) with a juvenile Parupeneus cyclostoma (Yellow Goatfish) that follows it around the reef, Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Thalassoma lunare (Lunare Wrasse) with a juvenile Parupeneus cyclostoma (Yellow Goatfish) that follows it around the reef, Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Crinoid sp. (Feather Star), Entatula Island Beach Club reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Crinoid sp. (Feather Star), Entatula Island Beach Club reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Platax teira (Longfin Batfish), Entatula Island Beach Club reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Platax teira (Longfin Batfish), Entatula Island Beach Club reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Entatula Island Beach Club, Palawan, Philippines.

Entatula Island Beach Club, Palawan, Philippines.

Amphiprion ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish) with Stichodactyla gigantea (Giant Carpet Anemone), Entatula Island Beach Club reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Amphiprion ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish) with Stichodactyla gigantea (Giant Carpet Anemone), Entatula Island Beach Club reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Sufflamen chrysopterus (Flagtail Triggerfish), Entatula Island Beach Club reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Sufflamen chrysopterus (Flagtail Triggerfish), Entatula Island Beach Club reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Premnas biaculeatus (Maroon Clownfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Premnas biaculeatus (Maroon Clownfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Orange Sponge, Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Orange Sponge, Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Lethrinus harak (Thumbprint Emperor), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Lethrinus harak (Thumbprint Emperor), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Heniochus chrysostomus Three-band (Pennant Bannerfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Heniochus chrysostomus Three-band (Pennant Bannerfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Coral, Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Coral, Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Amphiprion ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish) Spawning, Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Amphiprion ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish) Spawning, Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Ctenochaetus binotatus (Two-spot Bristletooth), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Ctenochaetus binotatus (Two-spot Bristletooth), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Tridacna Squamosa (Fluted Giant Clam), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Tridacna Squamosa (Fluted Giant Clam), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Gomphosus varius (Bird Wrasse), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Gomphosus varius (Bird Wrasse), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodon lunulatus (Oval Butterflyfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodon lunulatus (Oval Butterflyfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Siganus virgatus (Virgate Rabbifish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Siganus virgatus (Virgate Rabbifish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Tridacna Squamosa (Fluted Giant Clam), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Tridacna Squamosa (Fluted Giant Clam), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Apogon hartzfeldii (Hartzfelds Cardinalfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Apogon hartzfeldii (Hartzfelds Cardinalfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Thor amboinensis (Sexy Shrimp), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Thor amboinensis (Sexy Shrimp), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Periclimenes brevicarpalis (Anemone Shrimp), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Periclimenes brevicarpalis (Anemone Shrimp), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Acropora Tabletop Coral, Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Acropora Tabletop Coral, Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Amblyglyphidodon curacao (Staghorn Damselfish), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Amblyglyphidodon curacao (Staghorn Damselfish), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Amphiprion ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish) with Stichodactyla gigantea (Giant Carpet Anemone), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Amphiprion ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish) with Stichodactyla gigantea (Giant Carpet Anemone), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Amphiprion ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish) with Heteractis magnifica, (Ritteri Anemone), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Amphiprion ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish) with Heteractis magnifica, (Ritteri Anemone), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Amphiprion ocellaris</em> (Ocellaris Clownfish) with <em>Heteractis magnifica</em>,   (Ritteri Anemone), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Amphiprion ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish) with Heteractis magnifica, (Ritteri Anemone), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Amphiprion ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish) with Stichodactyla gigantea (Giant Carpet Anemone), Miniloc Island Resort Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Amphiprion ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish) with Stichodactyla gigantea (Giant Carpet Anemone), Miniloc Island Resort Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Amphiprion frenatus (Tomato Clownfish) with Entacmaea quadricolor (Bubble Anemone), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Amphiprion frenatus (Tomato Clownfish) with Entacmaea quadricolor (Bubble Anemone), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Amphiprion frenatus (Tomato Clownfish) with Entacmaea quadricolor (Bubble Anemone),  Miniloc Island Resort, Palawan, Philippines.

Amphiprion frenatus (Tomato Clownfish) with Entacmaea quadricolor (Bubble Anemone),  Miniloc Island Resort, Palawan, Philippines.

Amphiprion perideraion (Pink Skunk Clownfish) with Heteractis magnifica (Ritteri Anemone), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Amphiprion perideraion (Pink Skunk Clownfish) with Heteractis magnifica (Ritteri Anemone), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Amphiprion perideraion (Pink Skunk Clownfish) with Heteractis magnifica (Ritteri Anemone), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Amphiprion perideraion (Pink Skunk Clownfish) with Heteractis magnifica (Ritteri Anemone), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Arothron hispidus (Juvenile Stars and Stripes Puffer), Miniloc Island Resort Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Arothron hispidus (Juvenile Stars and Stripes Puffer), Miniloc Island Resort Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Arothron manilensis (Striped Puffer), Miniloc Island Resort Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Arothron manilensis (Striped Puffer), Miniloc Island Resort Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Balistapus undulatus (Orange-lined Triggerfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Balistapus undulatus (Orange-lined Triggerfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Balistoides viridescens (Titan Triggerfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Balistoides viridescens (Titan Triggerfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Blue Tunicate, Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Blue Tunicate, Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Bodianus mesothorax (Blackbelt Hogfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Bodianus mesothorax (Blackbelt Hogfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Brain Coral, Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Brain Coral, Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Caranx Ignobilis (Giant Trevall), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Caranx Ignobilis (Giant Trevall), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Cephalopholis cyanostigma (Bluespotted Grouper), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Cephalopholis cyanostigma (Bluespotted Grouper), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodon baronessa (Easter Triangular Butterflyfish), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodon baronessa (Easter Triangular Butterflyfish), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodon lunula (Raccoon Butterflyfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodon lunula (Raccoon Butterflyfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodon lunulatus (Oval Butterflyfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodon lunulatus (Oval Butterflyfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodon trifascialis (Chevron Butterflyfish), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodon trifascialis (Chevron Butterflyfish), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Chlorurus bleekeri (Bleekers Parrotfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Chlorurus bleekeri (Bleekers Parrotfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Choerodon anchorago (Anchor Tuskfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Choerodon anchorago (Anchor Tuskfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Chrysiptera cyanea (Blue Devil Damselfish), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Chrysiptera cyanea (Blue Devil Damselfish), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Chrysiptera cyanea (Blue Devil Damselfish), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Chrysiptera cyanea (Blue Devil Damselfish), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Ctenochaetus striatus (Striped Bristletooth Tang), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Ctenochaetus striatus (Striped Bristletooth Tang), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Ctenochaetus striatus (Striped Bristletooth Tang), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Ctenochaetus striatus (Striped Bristletooth Tang), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Diploprion bifasciatum (Doublebanded Soapfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Diploprion bifasciatum (Doublebanded Soapfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Dolabella auricularia (Sea Hare), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Dolabella auricularia (Sea Hare), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Epinephelus fuscoguttatus (Brown Marbled Grouper), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Epinephelus fuscoguttatus (Brown Marbled Grouper), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Feeding shoal, Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Feeding shoal, Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Galaxea sp. (Galaxy Coral), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Galaxea sp. (Galaxy Coral), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Gomphosus varius (Bird Wrasse), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Gomphosus varius (Bird Wrasse), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Halichoeres hortulanus (Marble Wrasse), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Halichoeres hortulanus (Marble Wrasse), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Halichoeres hortulanus (Marble Wrasse), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Halichoeres hortulanus (Marble Wrasse), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Hemigymnus melapterus (Adult Blackeye Thicklip Wrasse), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Hemigymnus melapterus (Adult Blackeye Thicklip Wrasse), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Hemigymnus melapterus (Adult Blackeye Thicklip Wrasse), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Hemigymnus melapterus (Adult Blackeye Thicklip Wrasse), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Heteractis aurora (Beaded Anemone), Miniloc Island Resort Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Heteractis aurora (Beaded Anemone), Miniloc Island Resort Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Istigobius ornatus (Ornate Goby), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Istigobius ornatus (Ornate Goby), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Kyphosus cinerascens (Snubnose Chub), Miniloc Island Resort Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Kyphosus cinerascens (Snubnose Chub), Miniloc Island Resort Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Linckia laevigata Blue (Linckia Starfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Linckia laevigata Blue (Linckia Starfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Lutjanus decussatus (Checkered Snapper), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Lutjanus decussatus (Checkered Snapper), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Mulloidichthys flavolineatus (Yellowstripe Goatfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Mulloidichthys flavolineatus (Yellowstripe Goatfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Neoglyphidodon meles (Bowtie Damselfish), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Neoglyphidodon meles (Bowtie Damselfish), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Neoglyphidodon meles (Bowtie Damselfish), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Neoglyphidodon meles (Bowtie Damselfish), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Ostracion cubicus (Yellow Boxfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Ostracion cubicus (Yellow Boxfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Outside Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Outside Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Paraglyphidodon oxyodon (Blue Velvet Damselfish), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Paraglyphidodon oxyodon (Blue Velvet Damselfish), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Plagiotremus rhinorhynchos (Bluestriped Fangblenny), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Plagiotremus rhinorhynchos (Bluestriped Fangblenny), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Plectorhinchus gibbosus (Rubberlip Sweetlips), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Plectorhinchus gibbosus (Rubberlip Sweetlips), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Plotosus lineatus (Coral Catfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Plotosus lineatus (Coral Catfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Pomacanthus sexstriatus (Six Bar Angelfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Pomacanthus sexstriatus (Six Bar Angelfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Pygoplites diacanthus (Regal Angelfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Pygoplites diacanthus (Regal Angelfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Reef outside Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Reef outside Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Reef outside Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Reef outside Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Salarias fasciatus (Algae Blenny), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Salarias fasciatus (Algae Blenny), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Scarus canaliculatus (White-spotted Rabbitfis), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Scarus canaliculatus (White-spotted Rabbitfis), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Scarus dimidiatus (Yellow-barred Parrotfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Scarus dimidiatus (Yellow-barred Parrotfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Scarus dimidiatus (Yellow-barred Parrotfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Scarus dimidiatus (Yellow-barred Parrotfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Scarus niger (Black Parrotfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Scarus niger (Black Parrotfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Scarus niger (Black Parrotfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Scarus niger (Black Parrotfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Scarus quoyi (Greenblotch Parrotfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Scarus quoyi (Greenblotch Parrotfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Scarus rivalatus (Surf Parrotfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Scarus rivalatus (Surf Parrotfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Scarus rivalatus (Surf Parrotfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Scarus rivalatus (Surf Parrotfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Scolopsis margaritifer (Pearly Monocle Bream), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Scolopsis margaritifer (Pearly Monocle Bream), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Selar boops (Oxeye Scud), Miniloc Island Resort Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Selar boops (Oxeye Scud), Miniloc Island Resort Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Small Lagoon exit, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Small Lagoon exit, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Stethojulis trilineata (Four-line Wrasse), Miniloc Island Resort Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Stethojulis trilineata (Four-line Wrasse), Miniloc Island Resort Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Sufflamen chrysopterus (Flagtail Triggerfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Sufflamen chrysopterus (Flagtail Triggerfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Thalassoma hardwicke (Six-bar Wrasse), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Thalassoma hardwicke (Six-bar Wrasse), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Thalassoma hardwicke (Six-bar Wrasse), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Thalassoma hardwicke (Six-bar Wrasse), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Thalassoma lunare (Lunare Wrasse), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Thalassoma lunare (Lunare Wrasse), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Thalassoma lunare (Lunare Wrasse), Miniloc Island Resort Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Thalassoma lunare (Lunare Wrasse), Miniloc Island Resort Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Tony Griffitts filming Giant Trevally (Caranx ignobilis) at feeding time at Miniloc Island Resort, Palawan, Philippines.

Tony Griffitts filming Giant Trevally (Caranx ignobilis) at feeding time at Miniloc Island Resort, Palawan, Philippines.

Hippopus hippopus (Bear Paw Clam), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Hippopus hippopus (Bear Paw Clam), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines. Hippopus hippopus are typically found on sand in shallow water. The Hippopus clam's mantle does not extend past the upper margin of the shell like Tridacna species.

Hippopus hippopus (Bear Paw Clam), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Hippopus hippopus (Bear Paw Clam), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Hippopus hippopus (Bear Paw Clam), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Hippopus hippopus (Bear Paw Clam), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Tylosurus crocodilus (Crocodile Needlefish), Miniloc Island Resort Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Tylosurus crocodilus (Crocodile Needlefish), Miniloc Island Resort Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Tylosurus crocodilus (Crocodile Needlefish), Miniloc Island Resort Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Tylosurus crocodilus (Crocodile Needlefish), Miniloc Island Resort Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Unidentified Parrotfish, Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Unidentified Parrotfish, Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Unidentified Damselfish, Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Unidentified Damselfish, Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Unidentified Wrasse, Miniloc Island Resort Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Unidentified Wrasse, Miniloc Island Resort Reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Zanclus cornutus (Moorish Idol), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Zanclus cornutus (Moorish Idol), Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Acanthurus mata (Yellowmask Surgeonfish), Entatula Island Beach Club reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Acanthurus mata (Yellowmask Surgeonfish), Entatula Island Beach Club reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Aluterus scriptus (Scrawled Filefish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Aluterus scriptus (Scrawled Filefish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Amanses scopas (Broom Filefish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Amanses scopas (Broom Filefish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Amphiprion ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish) spawning, Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Amphiprion ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish) spawning, Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Amphiprion ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish) spawning, Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Amphiprion ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish) spawning, Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Amphiprion ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish) Spawning, Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Amphiprion ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish) Spawning, Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Amphiprion clarkii (Clark's Clownfish) with Heteractis crispa (Sebae Anemone), Entatula Island Beach Club reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Amphiprion clarkii (Clark's Clownfish) with Heteractis crispa (Sebae Anemone), Entatula Island Beach Club reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Amphiprion clarkii (Clark's Clownfish) with Heteractis crispa (Sebae Anemone), Entatula Island Beach Club reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Amphiprion clarkii (Clark's Clownfish) with Heteractis crispa (Sebae Anemone), Entatula Island Beach Club reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Amphiprion clarkii (Clark's Clownfish) with Heteractis crispa (Sebae Anemone), Entatula Island Beach Club reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Amphiprion clarkii (Clark's Clownfish) with Heteractis crispa (Sebae Anemone), Entatula Island Beach Club reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Apogon chrysopomus (Spotted-gill Cardinalfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Apogon chrysopomus (Spotted-gill Cardinalfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Arothron manilensis (Striped Puffer), Entatula Island Beach Club reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Arothron manilensis (Striped Puffer), Entatula Island Beach Club reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Arothron mappa (Map Puffer), Entatula Island Beach Club reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Arothron mappa (Map Puffer), Entatula Island Beach Club reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Arothron nigropunctatus Dog-face Puffer). Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Arothron nigropunctatus (Dog-face Puffer). Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Arothron nigropunctatus (Dog-face Puffer), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Arothron nigropunctatus (Dog-face Puffer), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Balistoides viridescens (Titan Triggerfish), Entatula Island Beach Club reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Balistoides viridescens (Titan Triggerfish), Entatula Island Beach Club reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Balistoides viridescens (Titan Triggerfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Balistoides viridescens (Titan Triggerfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Bodianus mesothorax (Blackbelt Hogfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Bodianus mesothorax (Blackbelt Hogfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Caesio caerulaurea (Scissortail Fusilier), Entatula Island Beach Club reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Caesio caerulaurea (Scissortail Fusilier), Entatula Island Beach Club reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Cephalopholis cyanostigma (Bluespotted Grouper), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Cephalopholis cyanostigma (Bluespotted Grouper), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodon auriga (Auriga Butterflyfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodon auriga (Auriga Butterflyfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodon baronessa (Eastern Triangular Butterflyfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodon baronessa (Eastern Triangular Butterflyfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodon kleinii (Blacklip Butterflyfish), Entatula Island Beach Club reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodon kleinii (Blacklip Butterflyfish), Entatula Island Beach Club reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodon lunulatus (Oval Butterflyfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Chaetodon lunulatus (Oval Butterflyfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Cheilinus trilobatus (Tripletail Wrasse), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Cheilinus trilobatus (Tripletail Wrasse), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Cheilodipterus quinquelineatus (Five-lined Cardinalfish) holding eggs or fry, Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Cheilodipterus quinquelineatus (Five-lined Cardinalfish) holding eggs or fry, Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Chlorurus bleekeri (Bleekers Parrotfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Chlorurus bleekeri (Bleekers Parrotfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Cleaning Station, Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines

Cleaning Station, Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines

Dardanus megistos (White-spotted Hermit Crab), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Dardanus megistos (White-spotted Hermit Crab), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Dascyllus trimaculatus (Domino Damselfish), Entatula Island Beach Club reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Dascyllus trimaculatus (Domino Damselfish), Entatula Island Beach Club reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Echidna nebulosa (Snowflake Moray Eel), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Echidna nebulosa (Snowflake Moray Eel), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Ecsenius bicolor (Bicolor Blenny), Entatula Island Beach Club reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Ecsenius bicolor (Bicolor Blenny), Entatula Island Beach Club reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Entatula Island Beach Club, Palawan, Philippines.

Entatula Island Beach Club, Palawan, Philippines.

Entatula Island Beach Club, Palawan, Philippines.

Entatula Island Beach Club, Palawan, Philippines.

Entatula Island Beach Club, Palawan, Philippines.

Entatula Island Beach Club, Palawan, Philippines.

Entatula Island Beach Club, Palawan, Philippines.

Entatula Island Beach Club, Palawan, Philippines.

Entatula Island Beach Club, Palawan, Philippines.

Entatula Island Beach Club, Palawan, Philippines.

Epinephelus merra (Honeycomb Grouper), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Epinephelus merra (Honeycomb Grouper), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Gomphosus varius (Bird Wrasse), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Gomphosus varius (Bird Wrasse), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Halichoeres hortulanus (Marble Wrasse), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Halichoeres hortulanus (Marble or Checkerboard Wrasse), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Hemigymnus melapterus (Juvenile Blackeye Thicklip Wrasse), Entatula Island Beach Club reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Hemigymnus melapterus (Juvenile Blackeye Thicklip Wrasse), Entatula Island Beach Club reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Heniochus chrysostomus (Three-band Pennant Bannerfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Heniochus chrysostomus (Three-band Pennant Bannerfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Heniochus chrysostomus (Three-band Pennant Bannerfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Heniochus chrysostomus (Three-band Pennant Bannerfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Labroides dimidiatus (Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Labroides dimidiatus (Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Miniloc Island Resort, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Miniloc Island Resort, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Miniloc Island Resort, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Miniloc Island Resort, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Miniloc Island Resort, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Miniloc Island Resort, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Novaculichthys taeniourus (Rock Mover Wrasse), Entatula Island Beach Club reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Novaculichthys taeniourus (Rock Mover Wrasse), Entatula Island Beach Club reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Doriprismatica atromarginata (Nudibranch), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Doriprismatica atromarginata (Nudibranch), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Ostracion cubicus (Yellow Boxfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Ostracion cubicus (Yellow Boxfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Parupeneus barberinus (Dash-and-dot Goatfish) and Unidentified Wrasse, Hidden Beach, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Parupeneus barberinus (Dash-and-dot Goatfish) and Unidentified Wrasse, Hidden Beach, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Pomacentrus coelestis (Neon Damselfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Pomacentrus coelestis (Neon Damselfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Pomacentrus grammorhynchus (Juvenile Bluespot Damselfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Pomacentrus grammorhynchus (Juvenile Bluespot Damselfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Premnas biaculeatus (Maroon Clownfish) with Entacmaea quadricolor (Bubble Anemone), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Premnas biaculeatus (Maroon Clownfish) with Entacmaea quadricolor (Bubble Anemone), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Premnas biaculeatus (Maroon Clownfish) with Entacmaea quadricolor (Bubble Anemone), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Premnas biaculeatus (Maroon Clownfish) with Entacmaea quadricolor (Bubble Anemone), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Premnas biaculeatus (Maroon Clownfish) with Entacmaea quadricolor (Bubble Anemone), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Premnas biaculeatus (Maroon Clownfish) with Entacmaea quadricolor (Bubble Anemone), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Premnas biaculeatus (Maroon Clownfish) with Entacmaea quadricolor (Bubble Anemone), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Premnas biaculeatus (Maroon Clownfish) with Entacmaea quadricolor (Bubble Anemone), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Premnas biaculeatus (Maroon Clownfish) with Entacmaea quadricolor (Bubble Anemone), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Premnas biaculeatus (Maroon Clownfish) with Entacmaea quadricolor (Bubble Anemone), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Saurida nebulosa (Clouded Lizardfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Saurida nebulosa (Clouded Lizardfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Scarus rivalatus (Surf Parrotfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Scarus rivalatus (Surf Parrotfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Elysia ornata (Ornate Nudibranch), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Elysia ornata (Ornate Nudibranch), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Siganus guttatus (Gold-spot Rabbitfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Siganus guttatus (Gold-spot Rabbitfish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Siganus vulpinus (Foxface Rabbifish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Siganus vulpinus (Foxface Rabbifish), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Stichodactyla mertensii (Merten's Carpet Anemone), Entatula Island Beach Club reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Stichodactyla mertensii (Merten's Carpet Anemone), Entatula Island Beach Club reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Sufflamen chrysopterus (Flagtail Triggerfish), Entatula Island Beach Club reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Sufflamen chrysopterus (Flagtail Triggerfish), Entatula Island Beach Club reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Thor amboinensis (Sexy Shrimp), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Thor amboinensis (Sexy Shrimp), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Zebrasoma scopas (Scopas Tang), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Zebrasoma scopas (Scopas Tang), Miniloc Island Resort reef, Palawan, Philippines.

Snorkeling around Miniloc , and Entatula Islands, Northern Palawan, Philippines. Recorded with Olympus Tough TG-1 camera in September 2012.

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