SEE YOU AT THE SEA. Technical staff of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) in Batanes released today, Sept. 21, Green Sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) hatchlings along Pahanebneban Beach in Basco town.
According to For. Dionicio C. Deundo, technical services chief, the 25 hatchlings were discovered by the staff at past 11p.m. on Sept. 20 while conducting regular monitoring at the nesting site identified along the area. These were consequently released at 12:27 a.m. after documentation to avoid stressing the species.
PENRO in-charge Victoria D. Baliuag said the area was identified as nesting site after the first batch of hatchlings was discovered on Aug. 11. “Since then, we have deployed teams that conduct regular monitoring to protect the hatchlings from predators and to release them immediately after hatching. The area has also been fenced with nets,” she added.#