Silliman University Institute of Environmental and Marine Sciences (SU-IEMS) exhibited photos of marine organisms at the 2nd floor of Silliman University (SU) Main Library, last Aug. 25 to 31.
The exhibit was entitled “SEAlliman: Photographic Journey in Marine Research Conservation and Coastal Resource Management” in line with the theme, “Celebrating God’s Faithfulness through His Underwater Creations.”
The photographs were taken by Manuel Eduardo de la Paz, M.S. in Marine Biology class of 2011 and now instructor at University of Saint La Salle; Danielle Mark Fukuda and Clint Alvior, both M.S. in Marine Biology students and research assistants at SU-IEMS; and Oliver Paderanga, candidate in Ph.D. in Marine Biology and a teacher at Camiguin Polytechnic State University.
All ten photos displayed were taken during their field research activities.
SEAlliman was initiated by the SU-IEMS’ Students Toward Environmental Welfare and Research for Development and Sustainability (STEWARDS).
According to STEWARDS president, Clint Alvior, the purpose of the exhibit is to let people appreciate the marine species and underwater features around Negros Island and other parts of the Philippines.
National Scientist and newly named ASEAN Biodiversity Hero, Dr. Angel Alcala, graced the opening of the exhibit.
“I didn’t realize that our students are really artistic and photographing very important features of marine organisms,” Alcala said.
The 45×30 inch tarpaulin printed photos are now at SU Marine Laboratory Interactive Center.