A dead marine Turtle (F. Cheloniidae) stranded in Villa Consing, Brgy Zone 4 in Cadiz, Negros Occidental last 16 January.
Source: Aksyon Radyo Bacolod Facebook, via Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines Facebook
The carcass was identified in Sun.Star as an Olive Ridley Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea).
Photo: Aksyon Radyo Bacolod Facebook
Philippines: Dead Sea Turtle found in Cadiz
By Marchel P. Espina, 17th January 2017;
A dead Olive Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) has been washed ashore in Cadiz City in Negros Occidental Monday morning.
Edgardo Rostata, chief of Community Environment and Natural Resources Office in Cadiz City, said the Sea Turtle, locally known as “pawikan”, was found by a resident at Purok Villa Consing in Barangay Zone 4 around 7:30 a.m.
He said they have yet to determine how the Sea Turtle died, adding that it was already in a state of decomposition when it was found.
It was then buried near the area by personnel of the City Agriculture Office, he said.
The Sea Turtle was also injured on its left fin, Rostata said.
He said the endangered animal, which has a width of 64 centimeter, could have been dead for two days already before it washed ashore.
No markings were found on the animal.
Investigation of the incident is still ongoing, Rostata said.