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If this is your first visit, welcome! This site is devoted to my life experiences as a Filipino-American who immigrated from the Philippines to the United States in 1960. I came to the US as a graduate student when I was 26 years old. I am now in my early-80's and thanks God for his blessings, I have four successful and professional children and six grandchildren here in the US. My wife and I had been enjoying the snow bird lifestyle between US and Philippines after my retirement from USFDA in 2002. Please do not forget to read the latest national and International News in this site . I have also posted some of my favorite Filipino and American dishes and recipes in this site. Some of the photos and videos in this site, I do not own. However, I have no intention on infringing on your copyrights. Cheers!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Sea Turtles Conservation in Boac, Marinduque, Philippines

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle In this video set is a video of turtle conservation in India. After 60 days of safeguarding the eggs of "pawikan" (Olive Ridley Turtle) the Provincial Tourism Office, Brgy. Lupac, Boac and DENR-MARINDUQUE carefully guided the baby turtles to the edge of the sea. These turtles are considered endangered because of their few remaining nesting sites in the world. If the eggs of these sea turtles are not protected the locals will harvest it for food.

Big thanks to Emil and Dulo for building the hatchery and carefully watching over them. Thank you DENR-Marinduque for protecting this endangered specie in the Philippines. Please continue your work for the preservation of endangered species in the province of Marinduque.

The olive ridley turtle has a circumtropical distribution living in tropical and warm waters of the Pacific( Philippines) and Indian Oceans from India, Arabia, Japan, and Micronesia south to southern Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. In the Atlantic Ocean, it has been observed off the western coast of Africa and the coasts of northern Brazil, Suriname, Guyana, French Guiana, and Venezuela. Additionally, there have been records of the olive ridley in the Caribbean Sea as far north as Puerto Rico. It is also found in the eastern Pacific Ocean from the Galapagos Islands and Chile north to the Gulf of California, and along the Pacific coast to at least Oregon 2 Migratory movements have been studied less intensely in olive ridleys than other species of marine turtles, but they are believed to use the coastal waters of over 80 countries. These turtles are now in the endangered specie list.

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