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SEA TURTLE RESCUE: GMEC’s 1st Tagged Hawksbill Sea Turtle 

Since 2017, GMEC has been visited annually by sea turtles particularly the Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricate). At the end of 2020, GMEC has successfully rescued and released six (6) hawksbill back to their natural habitat. Last September 20, there were sightings of turtles swimming at the CWP forebay. The said turtle was successfully rescued last September 30. This is the first turtle rescued for this year and one of the biggest of all the rescued sea turtles. The turtle has a curved carapace length (ccl) of 73 cm and curved carapace width (ccw) of 63.6cm. Initial assessment shows that it is a female turtle.

This is also the first GMEC tagged turtle with the tagging equipment lend by the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office.