A large sea turtle was found dead and caught in a fisherman’s net off the coast of Barangay Acmac in Iligan City.

Based on the photos below courtesy of TV Patrol Northern Mindanao, the sea turtle which is locally known as “pawikan” resembles that of a leatherback sea turtle.

Here’s a photo of a leatherback sea turtle. It is considered the largest of all turtles and identified as a vulnerable species according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species (LINK).

from wikipedia.com

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