Barely Alive

A poem by Hans Kristofer Luke Mariano “Do you know how many times you have killed me? Do you know how many times you’ve slit my throat yet I still kept on saying all of my unacknowledged feelings inside me even if each word means I’d be inflicted with great excruciating pain? Do you know…

Philippines’ Top Exported Live Aquatic Animals in 2017

Charybdis feriata (Crucifix Crab) [1] Especially important in markets in East Asia, where it commands substantially higher premium prices being sold for USD 8.00 to USD 15.00 per kilogram. Occurs at depths from 30 to 60 m. It is distributed in subtropical and tropical climates. It is also usually found in shallow sandy or rocky…

Ilocos Norte

Bantay Abot Cave, a hill at Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte with a hole in the middle (top row; middle row – middle photo). Ilocos Norte’s Saud Beach (middle row – far left and far right photos; bottom row). Cape Bojeador Lighthouse also known as Burgos Lighthouse at Burgos, Ilocos Norte (top row; left to right); Bangui Wind Farm…

The Mummy Burial Caves of Benguet

In nature, caves are usually used as shelters by many living creatures. True cave dwellers such as bats, insects, rare fishes, and salamanders are adapted to living in the cave. The most outstanding evolutionary manifestation of these animals is their ability to adjust to the darkness of the caves.  Other creatures that have been recorded…

L I F E

Even at present time, identifying the true definition of life has been a very difficult task. But for scientists especially biologists, life is a quality for beings capable of metabolism, growth, and reproduction. These living beings are what we call as organisms. A human being is an organism. So is a mouse, a fish, a…