Subic Bay

Subic, Zambales

Subic Bay is a bay on the west coast of the island of Luzon in Zambales, Philippines, about 100 kilometres northwest of Manila Bay. It is an extension of the South China Sea, and its shores were formerly the site of a major United States Navy facility named U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay, it is now the location of an industrial and commercial area known as the Subic Bay Freeport Zone under the Subic Ba ...

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Subic Bay News

  • Pet Pawikan Regains Freedom After 8 Years

    Here’s what happens when humans trifle with the natural order of things.

    “George”, a male sea turtle first kept as a pet in Olongapo City, finally swam to freedom at the Camayan Beach Resort here on Tuesday, after spending eight years of rehabilitation at the animal center of the Ocean Adventure theme park.

    Robert Gonzaga, officer in charge of the theme park, said the turtle had to “unlearn” being dependent on human beings for survival, so his eventual release took this long.

    “The problem was that George had become used to being fed and taken care of by humans, so we had ...

  • Youth Leaders Conduct Marine Conservation Projects In Subic

    The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Sea and Earth Advocates (SEA) Camp recently convened 25 Filipino youth from across the Philippines at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone for a week-long workshop on environmental conservation. YSEALI SEA Camps, organized by Save Philippine Seas (SPS) in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines, are leadership and environmental training programs that empower youth to take action on environmental issues in their home communities, across the Philippines, and around the ASEAN region.

    During the SEA Camp, participants built their leaders ...

  • Philippines Diving Best Dive Sites You Need To Visit

    Home to over 7000 islands (7,107 to be exact), the Philippines is a dream destination for avid divers. Apart from having notoriously picture perfect beaches, the Philippine seas is also part of the Coral Triangle, which is more or less the center of marine biodiversity. The Coral Triangle spans out to other countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea and more. To prove its diversity, this area is home to 76% of all known coral species in the world. Apart from these incredible figures, it all boils down to a simple fact. In the Philippines, the waters are warm, the marine diversit ...

  • Students Help 100 Baby Sea Turtles Reach The Sea At Subic

    More than 100 baby sea turtles (pawikan) emerged from their nest inside a beach resort here and crawled into the open sea to begin their voyage from their birth place.

    The newly hatched olive ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) were aided by students and tourists who helped the animals navigate the beach towards the waters off Subic Bay on Tuesday (Jan. 10).

    The 103 baby sea turtles they set free raised to 3,591 the number of hatchlings, which the management of All Hands Beach had released since 2011, said Emerita Sebial, chief of the protected areas, wildlife and coastal zone man ...

  • Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Hatchlings Successfully Released

    On December 27, 2016, at around 5:30 in the afternoon, Camayan Beach Resort was venue to another awe-inspiring event. Resort guests and staff were treated to a rare sight as 91 Olive Ridley sea turtle hatchlings were successfully released. This is the first of seven Olive Ridley nests that are currently under the care and monitoring of the resort's lifeguards and Ocean Adventure's aquarists. Hatchlings are expected to emerge from the other nests in January and February.

    Tagged as a threatened species, female Olive Ridleys typically return to the very same beach from where they first hatche ...

  • In Subic Newly Hatched Sea Turtles Return To Sea

    With the help of tourists, 113 newly hatched olive ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) were released to their natural habitat at Subic Bay here last week.

    The turtles were born at the hatchery of All Hands Beach, a known nesting site for marine turtles inside this freeport. Edmond de Jesus, community development officer of SBMA ecology department, said an adult olive ridley laid 125 eggs in September. Twelve eggs did not hatch.

    "The female sea turtles will return to this beach in the next 20 to 30 years to nest," De Jesus said, adding that marine turtles have a unique memory that ...