Taklong Island National Marine Reserve

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Taklong Island National Marine Reserve
Taklong Island National Marine Reserve (Philippines)
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Coordinates: 10 ° 25 ′ 0 ″  N , 122 ° 30 ′ 0 ″  E
Location: Philippines
Specialty: Guimaras
Next city: Nueva Valencia
Surface: 11.00 km²
Founding: February 8, 1990
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The Taklong Island National Marine Reserve is located in the waters of the Guimaras Province of the Philippines and covers an area of ​​1,100 hectares. It was established on February 8, 1990 when Presidential Decree 525 came into force and is listed as a national park in the annex of the 1992 NIPAS Act .

The Marine Reserve extends on the southwest coast of the island of Guimaras , on the Gulf of Panay , along the coastline of the Barangays La Paz and San Roque of the municipality of Nueva Valencia . In the area of ​​the national park there are extensive coral reefs and seagrass meadows , which were however damaged in the shipwreck of the oil tanker Solar 1 in 2006. The water depth in the national park ranges from 5 to 20 meters, the gradient along the coral reefs sometimes reaches over 60%. The visibility under water is very low due to the high proportion of suspended matter in the water.

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