A pump boat carrying some staff the Mayor’s Office of Oroquieta City recently found a sea turtle floating off the coastal waters off Lopez Jaena and Plaridel towns in Misamis Occidental. The group tried to save the sea turtle which eventually died due to a nylon cord tied around its neck.
The group was on their way to Baobaon Island near Plaridel when one of the staff spotted it floating in the sea. Oroquieta City Mayor Lemuel Meyrick M. Acosta together with his wife Naneth Mearl Bandala Acosta and 3 other staff decided to report the incident to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for record purposes. Soon after, the dead sea turtle was retrieved by personnel of the Bureau of Fisheries and Acquatic Resources (BFAR) of Plaridel.
photos and info from Oroquieta Community Channel.