In Subic, newly hatched Sea Turtles return to Sea
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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 resort is among seven major areas inside the Freeport identified by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources as nesting sites for sea turtles.
Macatuno, A. (2016, December 14). In Subic, newly hatched Sea Turtles return to Sea. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A12.
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