Lagonoy Gulf

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.[1]

Lagonoy Gulf
The gulf seen from San Jose, with Mayon Volcano in the background
Lagonoy Gulf
Location within the Philippines
Lagonoy Gulf
Lagonoy Gulf (Philippines)
LocationBicol Peninsula
Coordinates13°35′24″N 123°40′22″E
Typegulf
EtymologyLagonoy
Settlements

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.[1]

References

  1. 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.


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