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Stranded green sea turtle rescued in Negros Occidental town

/ 06:10 PM December 05, 2022
The green sea turtle was rescued and freed in the coastline of Barangy Taba-ao, Sagay City, in Negros Occidental on Sunday, December 4. (Sagay PIO photo)

The green sea turtle being rescued in the coastline of Barangy Taba-ao, Sagay City, in Negros Occidental on Sunday, December 4, 2022. (Sagay PIO photo)

BACOLOD CITY — A green sea turtle stranded along the coastline of Barangy Taba-ao, Sagay City, in Negros Occidental was rescued and freed on Sunday, December 4.

Two fishermen saw the turtle trapped in a boat’s fishnet and informed the authorities of its presence.

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Representatives from the Sagay Marine Reserve (SMR), Sagay police, Philippine Coast Guard, and barangay tanods then freed the male turtle weighing 150 kilograms into the sea near Carbin Reef.

The turtle was 47 inches in length and 38 inches in width.

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The SMR thanked the team for ensuring the safe release of the turtle.

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