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.

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

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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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