Olive Ridley January 2020

Residents of Barangay Sibago, Donsol, Sorsogon watched Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) turtles crawl and swim to the shores of the said barangay on January 13, 2020. 18 endangered “Mukoy” were released by the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Sorsogon, Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) of Donsol, Sorsogon, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Large Marine Vertebrates (LAMAVE). According to reports from the PENRO personnel, 135 marine turtle eggs were discovered by Richard P. Gerson, a resident of the same barangay on November 17, 2019. To date, only 18 eggs hatched and were found by Ariel R. Odiña who is also a resident of the said barangay. The hatchlings were then placed temporarily in a basin. It is expected that more hatchlings will emerge in the coming days.