For this episode, "Enchanting El Nido" takes you to meet the colorful anemonefishes in Apulit Island Resort's house reef!
In this episode, we get to meet herpetologist Dr. Arvin C. Diesmos from the Philippine National Museum and talk to him about El Nido's amphibians and reptiles.
The dendritic jawfish (Opistognathus dendriticus) is easily identifiable by its color and large size: this jawfish is yellowish brown with dark brown spots and a distinctive brown "eye mask" and can be up to 25 centimeters long.
The Palawan hornbill (Anthracoceros marchei), is locally called a kalaw. It's a medium-sized hornbill thats black all over except for the white tail.
A voracious predator of fishes, the giant trevally (Caranx ignobilis) is the largest species of jackfish, growing to over a meter in length and prized as an angling fish for its fighting ability.
Coming from Miniloc or Lagen Island Resort, it takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes to reach Snake Island by boat.
El Nido Resorts guests and staff joined the rest of the world in celebrating Earth Day 2009 last April 22 by conducting coastal and underwater cleanups at various beaches and dive sites around Bacuit Bay in El Nido, Palawan.
The Small Lagoon is located on Miniloc Island, just a short kayak ride away from Miniloc Island Resort.
The Big Lagoon is located on Miniloc Island, just around the corner from Miniloc Island Resort.