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The 2011 Philippine Biodiversity Expedition 

April 26, 2011

1st Stop Manila

The first group of researchers have arrived in Manila, with most research expeditions comes a need for permits. While Dr. Gosliner was out arranging the necessary paperwork, Dr. Catania, Dr. Van Syoc, Dr. Piotrowski, V. Knutson, and myself ventured into the bustling metropolis of Manila to secure a local cell phone, we made a stop at the local supermarket and found some interesting specimens to add to our collection:
"Sundried Sap-Sap"

Catania and Knutson dig deeper…

Does your local market have a section devoted to dried fish?

Does your local market have a section devoted to dried fish?

And then onto the “wet” section…

Biodiversity Begins

Fresh Catch?

Fresh Catch?

Now time to get our DAN Emergency Oxygen units filled.

Not without getting a sniff from the curious K9

Not without getting a sniff from the K9

Finally a parting shot of the Jeepney we may utilize next as our means of transport to Batangas
Jeepney

Thank you to everyone involved for making this happen, more posts on the diving side to come over the next few days as we get wet!

Elliott Jessup
Diving Safety Officer
California Academy of Sciences


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