GREEN SEA TURTLE WITH LUMP TO UNDERGO SURGERY IN ALBAY

RHAYDZ B. BARCIA

2022-09-22T07:00:00.0000000Z

2022-09-22T07:00:00.0000000Z

The Manila Times

https://digitaledition.manilatimes.net/article/281732683347275

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LEGAZPI CITY: A green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) with a big lump on its neck will undergo an operation in Albay this week. The green sea turtle was accidentally trapped in a gill net, locally called, “pangke,” which was fished out by local fisherfolk in Barangay Rawis, San Miguel Island, Tabaco City on Sunday, September 18. Isah Benosa Tanggo Jr., a fisherman of Barangay Rawis, reported the incident to the fisherfolk organization in the island and the local government of Tabaco City. Daryl John Buenconsejo, RFT aquaculturist 2 of the Albay Provincial Agriculture Office-Fisheries Division, said that the entangled female green sea turtle weighed 50 kilograms and measured 88.39 centimeters in length and 71.01 centimeters in width has a big lump on its neck. When asked about the possible causes of the lump, he said the usual and common causes include vitamin or nutrient deficiency, respiratory diseases, infections and parasites. The sea turtle has been transported to the Bureau of Fishery and Aquatic Resources regional rehabilitation facility at Barangay Baybay, Tiwi, Albay for surgery.

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