Stranded hawksbill turtle set free
ENDANGERED AND RESCUED. The hawksbill turtle was eventually freed by Pasacao Municipal Agriculture Office to the sea. PHOTO BY CCGM VINCENT S. SORIANO PCG
NAGA CITY --- A fisherman in Brgy. Sta. Rosa del Sur in Pasacao, Camarines Sur turned over a young hawksbill sea turtle to the sub-station of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) last Friday morning, August 16 and eventually to the municipal agriculture office.
Based on the report of PCG-Camarines Sur, a fisherman identified as Vergilio Brusola, 65, found the endangered sea creature at the shoreline of the said barangay.
Brusola said he discovered the sea turtle weak and exhausted, and concluded that it was possibly thrown to the shore by strong waves.
The rescued hawksbill turtle has a length of 38 centimeters and width of 32 centimeters.
After it was brought to the Municipal Agriculture Office (MSO) and allowed to rest, the sea turtle was immediately freed to the sea.
The hawksbill turtle has been declared as an endangered marine animal.