80824) area in Manila and in Central Luzon. Tilapia is a euryhaline species, a fish that can survive wide salinity variance from 0 ppt to as much 40 ppt. The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources on Thursday said the 10 kilograms of fishes found floating in Manila Bay near Baseco, Tondo died due to very low levels of dissolved oxygen. These are bottom and midwater species, the BFAR said. However, studies on marine fungi are limited. In other words, the fish may thrive in both fresh water and seawater and therefore may be found in Laguna de Bay and Manila Bay. After 1916, despite orders from Alvin Seale not to distribute the species with the mosquito fish Gambusia affinis, the fish was released in the wild. fish diversity in the world (DENR-PAWB, 2009). Photos of the dead fish went viral on social media last week, raising questions on whether the Manila Bay white sand project caused it. Widely cultured throughout the country especially in Laguna de Bay (Ref. Dirty waters kill. “This invasive shellfish becomes more numerous as water quality of Manila Bay continues to get worse. As defined by the United Nations (1992), biodiversity is the variability among living organisms from all sources, including, inter alia, terrestrial, marine, and other aquatic ecosystems, and the ecological complexes of which they are part such as: diversity within species, between species, The truth of the matter is the floating fish drowned from the filth of Manila Bay. ideal habitat to a wide array of organisms. Tilapia is a euryhaline species, a fish that can survive wide salinity variance from 0 ppt to as much 40 ppt. Discovered in vast numbers in some saltwater fishponds and salt ponds around Manila Bay in 1929. Its deteriorating water quality triggers ecological disturbances such as proliferation of invasive species, fish kills, and drastic decrease of our fish catch. Manila Bay is situated at the southwestern part of Luzon in the Philippines and is recognized as an important habitat to a number of organisms. Reproductive Biology of Common Small Pelagic Fishes in Manila Bay, Philippines January 2016 In book: Fisheries Resources and Ecological Assessment of Manila Bay 2012 - 2015 (pp.page 47 - 50) An oceanographic phenomenon called upwelling caused the fish kill in Manila Bay along the Baseco seawall in Tondo, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources said over the weekend. 10888). May have played a part in the extinction of cyprinids in Lake Lanao, Mindanao (Ref. Studies conducted in Manila Bay have indicated a diversity of bird species  and fish and macroinvertebrates . The government agency implementing the "beach nourishment" project in Manila Bay has denied that the large number of dead fish floating on Baseco's seawall was caused by dolomite dumping. The truth of the matter is the floating fish drowned from the filth of Manila Bay. 109918). Dirty waters kill. Recorded from Candaba Swamp and Pampanga River (Ref. In other words, the fish may thrive in both freshwater and seawater and therefore may be found in Laguna de Bay and Manila Bay.