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
As many as 165 sea turtle hatchlings were released to the sea here on Thursday (Dec. 14), allowing tourists to witness the tiny marine animals return to their natural habitat.
Marife Castillo, head of the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office in Olongapo City, said the newborn olive ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) hatched at All Hands beach here and were set free about 6 p.m.
"Two female adult sea turtles laid eggs at All Hands beach in October. This is the second batch of baby marine turtles that we released this cold season," Castillo said.
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5 day boat trip around Linapacan, from Coron to Sibaltan (Philippines).
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DIY Trip And Travel Guide To Dumaguete, Siquijor, Bohol And Cebu What To Do, Expenses And Itinerary For 6 Days
Yes, you heard it right. It's very possible to conquer 4 provinces in the Philippines for less than one week. Last year, we did Siquijor, Dumaguete and Bohol for 4d4n. Regrets, that trip was so spontaneous and such a short vacation that we ended up not being able to blog about it. I still have some photos though on my Instagram to remind me how beautiful our country when it comes to exotic destinations. The summer is approaching so I am really "looking around" for the next Philippine destinations I want to go back and I think these places are on top of my bucketlist.
This trip will not be possible if not for Globe myBusiness and Project Duo Events Production. Im so thankful to be invited as a guest speaker touring around the Philippines to share my experience with hotels as a travel blogger.
An Act Of Faith Releasing Baby Turtles At Pawikan Conservation Center In Morong Bataan Plus Guide And Tips For Tourists
Every morning or afternoon, around November to February on the shores of Nagbalayong, Morong, in Bataan, turtle hatchlings touch their flippers on the sand on earth for the first time, and begin the long crawl to their home, the sea. Locals, particularly Bantay Pawikans (Sea Turtle Patrol), release these baby turtles, each usually no bigger than a fist, with care and reverence. It is a moment of triumph, after they have looked after these turtles when they were still eggs for the past month or so. Occasionally, tourists like me would watch in awe, as the turtles crawl to meet the sea, and swim ...
Conservationists recently took a major step forward in their efforts to protect green turtles in the Coral Triangle with the establishment of a "turtle corridor" in the Sulu-Sulawesi Seascape, which encompasses the territorial waters of the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia and is one of the biodiversity hotspots of the Coral Triangle.
The announcement was made at an event hosted by environmental organisation Conservation International at the 12th Conference of Parties of the Convention of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP 12), held last month in the Philippines.
One of the ma ...