Lagonoy Gulf

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Lagonoy Gulf
MtMayonatSJCS2.JPG
The gulf seen from San Jose, with Mayon Volcano in the background
Lagonoy Gulf is located in Philippines
Lagonoy Gulf
Lagonoy Gulf
Location within the Philippines
Location Bicol Peninsula
Coordinates 13°35′24″N 123°40′22″E / 13.5900°N 123.6728°E / 13.5900; 123.6728Coordinates: 13°35′24″N 123°40′22″E / 13.5900°N 123.6728°E / 13.5900; 123.6728
Type gulf
Etymology Lagonoy
Settlements

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]

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" (PDF). Kuroshio Science. Kochi University. Retrieved 22 January 2013.