90 sea turtle hatchlings released to sea in Mati City

DAVAO CITY - Almost a hundred sea turtle hatchlings were released in Dahican beach in Mati City at the start of this week.

(Photos courtesy of Amihan sa Dahican-Save our Seas Project)

In a Facebook post on Monday, Amihan sa Dahican - Save our Seas Project said 90 of the 100 turtle eggs transferred by the Amihan Pawikan Rangers in its sanctuary on November 23 last year hatched last January 17 and 18.

It said based on the Marine Turtle Nest Evaluation Form, of the 100 eggs, nine were unhatched while one hatchling was found dead in the nest.

Meanwhile, the team also said on Monday that they found a trace of a mother turtle with over a hundred eggs.

"There were 111 eggs recovered and placed in the pawikan hatchery for safety and protection from predators," it said.

It added that "the Amihan team will now monitor the eggs and will wait for approximately 60 days for these mighty creatures to hatch."