Tuesday, July 11, 2006


Seaweeds of Panay

A new book on the seaweeds of Panay was launched at the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center-Aquaculture Department in Tigbauan, Iloilo, Philippines on July 7, 2006.

Entitled Seaweeds of Panay, the book is the second edition by the same authors: A. Q. Hurtado, Ma. R. J. Luhan, and N. G. Guanzon, Jr. Except for Luhan, Hurtado and Guanzon used to work with SEAFDEC-AQD.

Dr. Hurtado was then a Senior Scientist of SEAFDEC-AQD and presently a Visiting Scientist of the Seaweed Program , Research Division of the department, while Dr. Guanzon, jr. was a Scientist I at SEAFDEC-AQD when he left the department in July 2004. He is now a professor of biology in the Life Sciences Department, College of Arts and Sciences at Central Philippines University, Iloilo City, Philippines.

Ms. Luhan is a Researcher at the Seaweed Project, Farming system and Ecology Section, of the department. She has a Master of Science in Fisheries Biology at the University of the Philippines in the Visayas in 1991.

This book is fully illustrated in living color.

Each species included in this book has its description, habitat, economic importance, and collection site.

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