Sea Turtles

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

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  • Dumaguete Itinerary How To Visit The City In 3 Days On A Budget

    Dumaguete Itinerary How To Visit The City In 3 Days On A Budget

    Three days in Dumaguete sounds like a long time to allot for such a small city. But actually, a trip to the city will give you plenty of opportunities to see other amazing places in its neighbouring towns and municipalities.

  • Diving At Balicasag Marine Sanctuary, Bohol, Philippines 2018

    Swimming with a huge school of Mackerel, Sea Turtles, Anenomefish, Frog Fish and hundreds of other species.

  • Salamat Apo

    Salamat Apo

    Another day on the island. 5:30 am and the sun is already peeping through the palms and colouring the sky with the softest tones. The water is looking serene and undisturbed, it is holding in its transparency all the secrets of the amazing reef we are lucky to call a survey area. We prepare and leave home walking among the same familiar smiles that give us their "maayong buntag" (good morning) when we pass by.

    While completing the water sessions it was impossible for me not to feel completely amazed by the sites of the coral I was swimming over. Being in the water gave me strong and quite c ...

  • Chasing Turtles At Apo Island

    It's hard to imagine that just a short distance away from a bustling metropolis there's an island paradise that seems undisturbed by the neighboring progress. Negros's famed Apo Island is a mere few hours trip from Cebu City. There are boats - both fast-crafts and the regular slow boats - that take passengers to Dumaguete City, from where to take a 45-minute land trip to Malatapay, the jump-off point to Apo Island.

    Apo Island is a volcanic island with 74 hectares of rather rugged land area. It is located at some seven kilometers off the southeastern tip of Negros Island and 30 kilometer ...

  • 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 ...