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
Residents of a coastal village here were shocked to see hundreds of sea turtles crawling out of the ground on Thursday.
It was the first time for residents of Pook Sta. Sofia to witness such an event, which came two weeks after 2 dead oarfish were washed ashore.
The baby sea turtles were transferred into a large plastic container. Authorities said they were not ready to be released into the sea.
Early this month, the Davao Light and Power Co., Inc. (DPLC) together with the regional office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) released 186 hatchlings of marine turtles – locally known as "pawikan" – to the open sea.
The hatchlings were hatched at the Cleanergy Park in sitio Punta Dumalag at Matina Aplaya, Davao City. They came from the second batch of pawikan eggs found at the park early this year.
So far, the figure is "the largest number of hatchlings released at the Cleanergy Park since 2014," said a press statement.
A few weeks earlier, Davao Cit ...
Snorkeling with Sea turtles in Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines.
The Greater Sta. Cruz Island, which is known for its pink sand beach, is becoming a favorite nesting place for turtles.
Richard Aliangan, Protected Area Management Unit (PAMU) operations officer of the Office of the City Environment and Natural Resources (OCENR), disclosed they have discovered nesting sites of three turtle species at the Greater Sta. Cruz Island.
Aliangan said the species included Hawksbill Turtle, Green Sea Turtle and Olive Ridley Turtle.
He said they have recorded 716 successful hatchlings last year, up from the 298 in 2015.
"That's the number of hatchlings that ...
Labintatlong hatchling ng pawikan ang ibinigay kahapon sa mga pulis ng isang guwardiya sa isang resort sa El Nido.
Ayon kay Noriel Gavalez, 3 buwan na umano ang nakalipas nang madiskubre nila ng kanyang mga kasamahan ang mga itlog ng pawikan sa paligid ng resort.
Lunes ng gabi ay naalarma sila sa mga kahol ng aso, at nang sinilip nila ang dalampasigan ay nakita nilang napisa na ang mga itlog ng pawikan.
Dahil sa hindi naman umano nila alam kung saan ito dapat pakawalan ay minabuti na lang umano nilang i-turn over ang mga ito sa El Nido Municipal Police Station noong Huwebes.
From North Luzon we travelled back to Manila, where we stayed again at the hostel with the rooftop lounge. After a cab ride, a flight, another cab ride, a bus ride and a ferry ride, we finally made it to Malapascua Island, just north of Cebu in the evening the next day.
Malapascua Island is an island about 10km north of Cebu. It is very small, maybe 3km by 1.5km. The island became popular in the 1990s, mainly as a dive destination. There are several local dive sites around the island with coral gardens and coral walls as well as a few dive locations close to Malapascua, ...