Lagonoy Gulf

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Lagonoy Gulf as seen from San Jose, Camarines Sur, with Mayon Volcano in the background.

Lagonoy Gulf is a large gulf in the southeastern part of Luzon island, Philippines. It is separated from the Philippine Sea by the Caramoan Peninsula in the north; it 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]

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[edit]

  1. ^ a b Victor S. Soliman, Antonino B. Mendoza Jr., Kosaku Yamaoka (2008). "Seaweed-associated Fishes of Lagonoy Gulf in Bicol, the Philippines". Kuroshio Science. Kochi University. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 


Coordinates: 13°35′N 123°45′E / 13.583°N 123.750°E / 13.583; 123.750