That Sibuyan Island has lived in isolation from the rest of the world since its birth?
Never in its geological history has it ever been connected with any part of the Philippine archipelago. The Island of Sibuyan is also known for its unique intact chain of ecosystems with his endemic flora & fauna, dominated by the 2.058m high Mount Guiting Guiting. This natural landmark of Sibuyan Island is considered as one of the most demanding climbing goals (Level III) worldwide.
The National Museum identified 1,551 trees in a single hectare, with 123 species of trees, and of this number, 54 are found nowhere else in the world. Only on Sibuyan Island
Hence, it has been proclaimed as one of the world’s most diverse and dense forests. There are estimated to be 700 vascular plant species on the island.
Nepenthes sibuyanensis, a pitcher plant species, is also endemic as its scientific name suggests.
There are 131 species of birds, ten different species of fruit bats and other species to be fully catalogued.
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On October 24, 1944 the location close to Sibuyan Island was a part of "The Battle of Leyte Gulf", the largest naval battle ever fought. This naval battle was staged in five parts, each bearing its own name:
In this article, we are concentrating on the historical facts of the Japanese Imperial Battleship Musashi.
She and her sister ship, the Yamato, was involved in the part of the battle of the Sibuyan Sea as the heaviest and most powerfully armed battleships ever constructed.