Dolphin discovery hints at unexplored biodiversity-rich marine habitat
The body of the endangered Irrawaddy dolphin found in the waters of Calabanga, Camarines Sur. —PHOTO COURTESY OF BFAR

Dolphin discovery hints at unexplored biodiversity-rich marine habitat

A rare Irrawaddy dolphin found dead in the waters of Calabanga, Camarines Sur, has suggested to scientists a rich marine biodiversity corridor yet to be discovered and explored in the eastern side of the Philippines. Named “Calab” by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and the Philippine Marine Mammals Stranding Network (PMMSN), the dolphin, an otherwise healthy female...

Savoring the last morsel (as though on ‘Pakaskas’)
Rene Villanueva’s animation, “Nguyamyam,” and the photos of his storytelling workshops exhibited in the gallery’s bookshop. —PHOTO COURTESY OF TOMÁŠ SOUČEK

Savoring the last morsel (as though on ‘Pakaskas’)

How does one desperately savor the last morsel when our planet stands on the brink of global disaster? But do not we savor the morsel on the pretext of absolute disappearance of plenitude? Is the savoring of a morsel always portentous to the irretrievable end of wealth, fertility, and resources?  Savoring the last morsel of bread captures an image of...

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