Manila Bay is also listed as one of the world’s best nature reserves. To see Manila’s bright lights, discover it on foot or by boat. Come here for a peaceful getaway away from the city center’s bustle.
The bay is protected from the weather, ensuring that all 770 square miles (2,000 square kilometers) remain relatively shallow and avoid significant shifts in the tidal environment. Take a sailing trip around the vast, beautiful lake, and enjoy the calm water here.
It is not difficult to see why Manila Bay is so important to the Philippines, with its cultural, historical, and economic significance. Its history traces back to pre-Hispanic times when it acted as a gateway to the country’s socio-economic growth.
Manila Bay’s waters, rich with natural resources, have been used as a source of livelihood for those living in the coastal region around the harbor, just like the 300,000 fishermen who still depend on it today.
Several fights took place in its calm waters during times of war, but it was also popular among those who lived in Manila for their vibrant nightlife. Filipinos and foreigners alike in the 1950s and 1960s enjoyed many afternoons and nights walking along the river, swimming in its waters and relaxing on its shore.
This sudden success, however, came with rapid and unchecked marketing that soon took a toll on the bay and has caused harm until now. During the Enhanced Community Quarantine all over Luzon, there were massive color changes from the historic bay that made Filipinos think that nature is healing so as the Manila Bay. But here’s an explanation of experts about the turquoise color of the water.
Local science program launching the first microsatellite in the Philippines, Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-3 satellite images from the European Space Agency showed the approximate concentration of chlorophyl and water turbidity in the region from 13 March to 28 March. High water turbidity suggests high water contamination, while a high concentration of chlorophyll-a suggests an abundance of algae. Science indicates that the event was not meant for celebration: satellite photos reveal that Manila Bay’s color change was caused by high water pollution rates.
This might be an alarming fact about the condition of the bay but Filipinos will surely look forward for a time that nature will heal as they learn how to take care of nature.
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