Endangered turtle rescued off South Harbor

A juvenile Hawksbill turtle was found off the wharf of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) headquarters at the South Harbor yesterday morning.

PCG dental assistant Seaman Second Caesar Ryan Alvarez said he was smoking at the wharf at around 9:30 a.m. when he spotted the turtle.

“At first I thought it was garbage floating on the water or a basket but when I saw it move, I realized that it was a turtle. I immediately went into the water to get it. The turtle was weak and did not fight when I captured it,” Alvarez said.

PCG spokesman Lieutenant Commander Arman Balilo said that this was not the first time they found a turtle, in the vicinity of the PCG. “Maybe the turtle was disoriented and (strayed) from its usual migration pattern,” he said.

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About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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