photo by Clement Dampal

A rare sea turtle turned up along the beach yesterday in Opol town in Misamis Oriental and was quickly reported to concerned authorities. Through photos and description provided, marine biologist Fra-and Quimpo of the Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines and PADI Dive Instructor later identified the marine reptile as an Olive Ridley Sea Turtle.

Further info revealed that the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle had a blue tag with an inscription: June 27 Misamis Occidental.

The sea turtle was located along the beach straddling Apple Tree Resort and Hotel and Roan Beach Resort.

More details HERE.

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