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Green sea turtle rescued, returned to sea in Puerto Princesa village

By: - Correspondent / @RVMirandaINQ
/ 01:27 PM April 29, 2020
The green sea turtle was (Chelonia mydas) 2

The green sea turtle was (Chelonia mydas) rescued at Nagtabon Beach in Barangay Bacungan, Puerto Princesa City on Tuesday afternoon by local authorities. Photo courtesy of Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) Facebook page

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY—A green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) was rescued by local authorities at a coastal village here on Tuesday (April 28).

The sea turtle, which weighed 130 kilograms, was found on Nagtabon Beach at the village of Bacungan, according to the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) in a statement.

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The turtle’s carapace measured 91 cm long and 83 cm wide.

The turtle’s beaching was reported by resort owner Christian Kattinger.

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The turtle was returned to the sea by volunteers and local environment officials.

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