LEATHERBACK TURTLE NESTING AREA
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Leatherback turtle nesting area. Commodore Manuel Abinuman, Commander of Naval Forces Southern Luzon and DENR Bicol Regional Executive Director Gilbert Gonzales inspect the makeshift fence made to protect the leatherback turtle eggs which were laid last Sunday evening. Dir. Gonzales said this is the first ever documented egg-laying of a giant leatherback turtle in the Philippines. Efforts are now underway to further ensure that the eggs will hatch according to protocol. 

Photo Release: July 18, 2013