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Tanza LGU releases Sea turtle hatchlings in Bgy. Halayhay

A newly hatched turtle. Photo by DENNIS ABRINA

TANZA, Cavite – Local government officials led by Mayor Yuri Pacumio released hundreds of baby pawikan or Olive Ridley seas turtle hatchlings to their natural habitat in Bgy. Halayhay on February 22, 2021.

Pacumio, assisted by Menandro Dimaranan, Tanza Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) in released of 98 newly-hatched sea turtles together with members of PNP, BFP and BJMP.

A female sea turtle or pawikan laid eggs on the dry sand of Bgy. Halayhay last December 22, 2020. The eggs hatched after 60 days.

The shores of Bgy. Labac, Naic and Sitio Long Beach, San Rafael IV, Noveleta, Cavite are considered sanctuaries of sea turtles and breeding grounds of sea animals.