Navy rescues 14 sea turtles in Palawan
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Live marine turtles or “Pawikan” believed to be illegally caught were rescued by men from the Philippine Navy (PN) in Sitio Salingsingan, Barangay Mangsee, Balabac, Palawan, it was learned yesterday. The Naval Forces West (NAVFORWEST) said the sea turtles, hidden under laminated sacks in the beachfront, were discovered during a seaborne patrol operation last May 14. The team led by 1st Lieutenant Kelvinson Agustin of the 24th Marine Company, Marine Battalion Landing Team 4 transported the 14 live turtles of varying sizes and species to their headquarters to prepare them for releasing back into the sea the following day.
Unite, B. K. (2017, May 21). Navy rescues 14 sea turtles in Palawan. Manila Bulletin, p. 15.
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