Sea Turtles

Five sea turtle species inhabit the ocean surrounding the Philippines. The Philippines are home to only six freshwater and terrestrial turtle species.

Sea Turtles News

  • Sugatang Pawikan Nasagip Sa Surigao Del Norte

    Sugatang Pawikan Nasagip Sa Surigao Del Norte

    Nasagip ang isang sugatang pawikan na napadpad sa Barangay Tinago, Malimono, Surigao del Norte nitong Sabado ng hapon.

    Ayon sa residenteng nakakita sa pawikan, mahina na ito at hirap nang gumalaw nang matagpuan.

    Isang sea turtle ang pawikan na may bigat na 30 kilograms, ayon sa Department of Agriculture-Malimono.

    May sugat ito sa palikpik at sa paa.

    Posibleng naanod sa malalaking alon ang pawikan habang naghahanap ng pagkain at napadpad sa may batuhing lugar kaya ito nasugatan, ayon sa mga awtoridad.

    Nasa pangangalaga ng ahensiya ang pawikan at ginagamot. Pakakawalan ito kapag g ...

  • Malaysian-tagged Marine Turtle Trapped In Palawan Fish Pen

    Malaysian-tagged Marine Turtle Trapped In Palawan Fish Pen

    A male green sea turtle previously tagged in Malaysia was found trapped in a fish pen in Tataran Island, Quezon town, on Thursday. Personnel from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) also freed the turtle on the same day after measuring and tagging it.

    Barangay Tabon captain Ruthie G. Sunayan told Palawan News the turtle was found by a local fisherman inside a floating fish pen or "baklad," off Tataran Island, who reported it to local officials.

    "Sinukat kanina ng DENR, sobrang laki, mahigit isang metro ang lapad, ang haba, sobra ng one meter. May tagging sa may kap ...

  • Diving Apo Island With Bongo Bongo Divers

    Diving Apo Island With Bongo Bongo Divers

    How To Get To Apo Island

    Apo Island is perhaps one of the most beautiful dive sites in all of Philippines. Getting there can be a little tricky. There are actually only two places to stay on Apo Island.

  • Apo Island: The Home Of Humble Pawikans

    Apo Island: The Home Of Humble Pawikans

    Pronounced as A-po aka grandchild, this 72-hectare island is a separate baranggay of Dauin Negros Oriental. Apo Island is prominent for being one of the best dive sites in the world boasting macro species. Moreover, it is one of the best marine protected area in the country and a loving home to sea turtles or pawikan.

  • Guide To Swimming With The Sea Turtles At Apo Island, Philippines

    Guide To Swimming With The Sea Turtles At Apo Island, Philippines

    The first time I've encountered a sea turtle in its natural habitat was during our Pescador Island Hopping in Moalboal, Cebu. During that time, we left disappointed because the sea turtles in the area were not friendly and were aloof to people.

  • Pawikan Nailigtas Sa Negros Occidental

    Pawikan Nailigtas Sa Negros Occidental

    Nailigtas ang isang green sea turtle matapos aksidenteng malambat sa isang fish pen sa Silay City, Negros Occidental Lunes ng umaga.

    Wala namang tinamong sugat ang pawikan at agad itong pinakawalan sa karagatan.

    Kuwento ni Johnny Billiones, posibleng hinahabol ng pawikan ang maliliit na isda na pumapasok sa fish pen kaya't na-trap ito.

    Ayon naman kay Arnel Lumapay, miyembro ng Bantay Dagat, ito na ang ika-14 na pawikan ang nasagip nila nitong taon at ang pinakamalaki sa lahat.

    Ito ay may lapad na halos 3 talampakan at may habang 4 na talampakan.

    Aniya, posibleng nasa 50 o 60 tao ...