Palau Expedition To Document Proposed Marine Sanctuary

By Francis Yupangco 7 years agoNo Comments

For the month of September, the National Geographic ‘Pristine Seas’ team will be surveying, studying and documenting the marine life in the waters in Palau. The 230,000 square miles of water has been proposed as what would be the largest marine sanctuary by President Remengesau back in September of 2013. The waters, which compromise 80 percent of all of Palau’s waters, would be closed to all commercial fishing. The ‘Pristine Seas’ Team is there with leading scientists and film makers to document the amazing marine life that will be protected by the proposed sanctuary. National Geographic will be producing a documentary about Palau’s quest to protect its water. Hopefully this becomes an example to the rest of the World. MORE

  Conservation, Corals, Fish, Science

 Francis Yupangco

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Francis is a marine biologist with an MBA and over 20 years of professional aquarium experience. Francis is the former Aquatic Development Manager at Hagen USA., makers of Fluval brand aquarium products. He co-stars on Nat Geo WILD's reality TV series Fish Tank Kings where he is the resident "Fish Geek" and was Director of Marketing at Living Color Aquariums. He is an avid explorer having visited over 45 countries and lived in 7. At 17, he was among the youngest aquarists ever hired by the Vancouver Aquarium, where he worked for 7 years. His aquatic biology experience ranges from larval fish rearing to the design, construction and operational management of renowned public aquariums around the world. Francis is currently head of marketing at the world's largest vertically integrated fish farming company.

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