NEWS: Giant Leatherback Sea Turtle Found Dead Along Philippine Shores

Posted by Allanah Paragas on

Another marine species was found dead along Philippine shores 😩

The giant male pawikan is 138 centimeters big and weighs 200 kilograms. It was found dead by local fisherman Tirso Renegado along the seashore of Barangay Caraosan, Bula town in Camarines Sur.

Photo from DENR via Rappler PH

According to an article from Rappler, “the pawikan was already dead and entangled with rope when he found it.” The cause of the pawikan’s death is drowning. It was believed that there was an attempt to capture the pawikan but since it was big and heavy, they backed out and abandoned the sea creature.

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We can prevent this from happening if all of us have enough knowledge on how to live with other species without hurting them or exploiting them. 

It’s our responsibility to take care of what we have. It’s also our responsibility to gather information for our own knowledge in order to live in balance. 

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