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I really meant to document how seaweed is bleached and dried under the sun in Sibutu. Instead I got sidetracked by these pigeons feeding off the maggots squirming beneath the bed. It takes 2-3 days for freshly harvested seaweed at 90-93% water to dry to about 40%. Meantime, the cycle of life streams on: insects bear eggs on the wet succulent algae and birds feast over them.


in barangay Ungus Ungus, Sibutu island, municipality of Sitangkai, Tawi-Tawi province, the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao, Sulu archipelago, the Philippines


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Taken on March 30, 2006