MARINDUQUE PROVINCIAL VETERINARY OFFICE

Capitol Compound, Brgy. Bangbangalon, Boac, Marinduque

MARINDUQUE PROVINCIAL VETERINARY OFFICE - Capitol Compound, Brgy. Bangbangalon, Boac, Marinduque

Saturday morning rescue…

A female green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) was spotted by Ariel Moredo Sr., 59 years old, fisherman, along the shoreline at the back of NFA warehouse in Barangay Laylay, Boac at around 7:15 am Saturday, June 9, 2018.

Concerned citizen informed the former president of Kabalikat-Marinduque Gerry Menorca (mawrert/KB475-56) about the incident who immediately relayed the information to the team leader of the Marinduque Animal and Wildlife Rescue Emergency Response Team.

The MAWRERT proceeded to the area and found an adult female green sea turtle measuring about 3 feet (lenght) by 2 feet (width) with an approximate weight between 65 to 75 kg.

Health assessment and gathering of vital informations was conducted, the sea creature was tagged and immediately released back to the sea.

Present during the rescue operation are the following persons to wit;

JM Victoria-mawrert/KB475 60
Allien Paguio- mawrert/KB475 79
Menchie Radovan-DENR
JO3 Jose Odysseus G. Rodas
SJO1 Alexander O. Cruzado
JO1 Arnaldo F. Rollo Jr.
JO1 Jillyn P. Mapacpac
PSI Venice Rodas
BJMP personnel are conducting coastal clean-up when the incident happened.

Tagging of a female green sea turtle by Dr. Josue M. Victoria, DVM team leader of the Marinduque Animal & Wildlife Rescue Emergency Response

Releasing of a female green sea turtle back to its natural habitat after inspection.

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