55 HATCHLINGS OF HAWKSBILL SEA TURTLE
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55 hatchlings of Hawksbill sea turtle. These hatchlings of Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricate) were realeased in Cagmanaba, Oas, Albay last June 19, 2015 around 4:00 in the afternoon. Consuelo Almazar (4th from right) found and looked after some 78 eggs before they were turned over to the DENR (Conservation and Develpoment Division – Protected Areas Management and Biodiversity Coservation Section (CDD-PABCS)) 55 eggs hatched and released with the assistance of Marlon C. Azul of Conservation and Development Division DENR-V and Narciso Olivar Representative of CENRO Guinobatan (left side photo). The 23 unhatched eggs were turnover to the DENR (CDD-PABCS) for further observation and monitoring. Hawksbill sea turtle is considered critically endangered in DENR Administrative Order No. 2004-15. (Photo by: Jan Philip A. Peralta)

Photo Release: June 22, 2015