Manukan, Zamboanga del Norte… Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Manukan translocated 81 Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) turtle eggs to the marine turtle hatchery in Barangay Dohinob, Roxas, Manukan, Zamboanga del Norte on January 11, 2021.
The mother turtle was spotted laying its eggs at the coastal area of Barangay Easy Poblacion by Mr. Carlmelito Jimenez. He then immediately reported it to CENRO Manukan personnel for proper documentation and handling of the turtle eggs.
Upon assessment and inspection of the nesting site, the CENRO Manukan team decided to transfer the said eggs to the marine hatchery in Barangay Dohinob, Roxas, Manukan for safe keeping and higher chance of survival until it hatches.
It is expected that there will be an increase of mother turtles nesting their eggs in the area since November to March is observed to be the nesting season in Zamboanga del Norte.
Photos courtesy of CENRO Manukan