Sea turtle to be released to Ormoc Bay
ORMOC CITY —- The Animal Production and Fisheries Division of the City Agriculture Office is set to return to the Ormoc Bay on Monday a female Hawksbill sea turtle which was turned over by a fisherman to their office the other day.
Irish Belmonte, section head of the Fishery and Development Section, said the sea turtle was found by Admer Ilaida Sr., a resident of Barangay Tinag-an, Albuera, Leyte.
She said the sea turtle was below 2 years old and weighed about 5 kilos.
A tag will be attached to the sea turtle before it is returned back to the sea.
Belmonte said this was the third time a sea turtle was turned over to their office this year.
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