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Philippine Island Beaches: Eastern Samar Near Guiuan Island


In November 2007 I joined the marine biologists from the Silliman University Marine Lab in Dumaguete on a field survey of the coral reefs, seagrass beds, and mangrove forests near Guiuan Island in Eastern Samar. I was assigned to map the boundaries of the coral reefs with a GPS, which basically meant I circled the small islands of the archipelago near Guiuan in a little "bangka" outrigger sea kayak and measured where the reef started and the open sea began. In between clicks on the GPS, I had a chance to shoot some photos of the best islands that we came across. I wrote a story about the trip that was included in the December 2009 issue of Mabuhay, the in-flight magazine for Philippine Airlines.