|Phil CHM Partner – Project Proponent / Implementor
|1. Alien Amphibians and Reptiles, a Threat to Philippine Biosecurity: Developing a National Invasive Alien Amphibian and Reptile Inventory and Occurrence Database and an Observation and Monitoring System.
|2. Popularizing Access to Biodiversity Information Data and Conservation Opportunities (PABIDACO) : Resource Data Bank Project
|UP-Baguio, Benguet State University(BSU) & St. Louis University (SLU)
|3. Forest Formation and Change Detection Maps and Analysis
|Biodiversity Management Bureau and Center for Conservation Innovations
Most noteworthy observation of this survey are the two sightings of pygmy killer whales (Feresa attenuata) which have never before been recorded for the Gulf, a pod of short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorynchus) with a breaching individual, and four sightings of sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus), the largest of the toothed whales. There were also numerous sightings of the dwarf sperm whale (Kogia sima) this year unlike in the 2016 survey where sightings of this species were few and fleeting.