Lagonoy Gulf is a large gulf in the Bicol Peninsula of Luzon island in the Philippines. It is separated from the Philippine Sea by the Caramoan Peninsula in the north; and is separated from Albay Gulf in the south by a chain of islands including Batan Island and Rapu-rapu Island. It is about 3,070 square kilometres (1,190 sq mi) in area, with 80% of its area between 800 metres (2,600 ft) and 1,200 metres (3,900 ft) deep.
Location within the Philippines
Lagonoy Gulf (Philippines)
The gulf is home to 480 fish species, and annual fishery production in 2004 amounted to some 20,000 MT, making Lagonoy Gulf a major fishing ground in the Philippines. Coral reefs, seaweed/seagrass beds, and mangroves form the critical habitats for gulf's ecology.
- Victor S. Soliman; Antonino B. Mendoza Jr.; Kosaku Yamaoka (2008). "Seaweed-associated Fishes of Lagonoy Gulf in Bicol, the Philippines" (PDF). Kuroshio Science. Kochi University. Retrieved 22 January 2013.