Swimming with sea turtles of Pandan

Sea turles gently foraging on seagrass, seemingly unafraid– I’ve been to Pandan Island in Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro, Philippines thrice already, and this is a sure to see.


Green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) are named because of the greenish color of their fats. They’re herbivores and feed on seagrass!


They are endangered because of the threats of harvesting their eggs, hunting and loss of their nesting beach sites.DCIM100GOPROThese turtles are resident to Pandan Island. The island being a marine protected area allow the turtles to live “safely” in the area.

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