Olive Ridley Sea Turtle After 60 days of safeguarding the eggs of "pawikan" (Olive Ridley Turtle) the Provincial Tourism Office, Brgy. Lupac, Boac and DENR-MARINDUQUE carefully guided the baby turtles to the edge of the sea. These turtles are considered endangered because of their few remaining nesting sites in the world. If the eggs of these sea turtles are not protected the locals will harvest it for food.
Big thanks to Emil and Dulo for building the hatchery and carefully watching over them. Thank you DENR-Marinduque for protecting this endangered specie in the Philippines. Please continue your work for the preservation of endangered species in the province of Marinduque.
The olive ridley turtle has a circumtropical distribution living in tropical and warm waters of the Pacific( Philippines) and Indian Oceans from India, Arabia, Japan, and Micronesia south to southern Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. In the Atlantic Ocean, it has been observed off the western coast of Africa and the coasts of northern Brazil, Suriname, Guyana, French Guiana, and Venezuela. Additionally, there have been records of the olive ridley in the Caribbean Sea as far north as Puerto Rico. It is also found in the eastern Pacific Ocean from the Galapagos Islands and Chile north to the Gulf of California, and along the Pacific coast to at least Oregon 2 Migratory movements have been studied less intensely in olive ridleys than other species of marine turtles, but they are believed to use the coastal waters of over 80 countries. These turtles are now in the endangered specie list.
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