Turtle Sanctuary No More

Annie and I visited Davao's "Turtle Sanctuary" in Punta Dumalag to check the place out for her engagement shoot. Aside from a beautiful beach, we really expected turtles hehe. Too bad they don't come here anymore. The caretakers said it has been about three years since the turtles stopped coming to lay their eggs. Before that, they visit more or less three times a year. The mother turtle would lay her eggs, cover them, then go back to sea. After about four days, she would come back to check on the eggs. This routine happens until the eggs hatch and the baby turtles would follow their mother to sea. Sadly, because of orders from one government official, whenever there were eggs, they were transferred to some place else. Supposedly, said the gov't official playing expert, that's what the book says. Bad book!

UPDATE: 3/3/2017 As of 2016, the turtles are back! Yay!

Turtle Sanctuary Davao - photo by julienne
This mangrove tree has a large hole on the other side. Sooner or later, it will be gone. :(

Turtle Sanctuary Davao - photo by julienne

Turtle Sanctuary Davao - photo by julienne

Turtle Sanctuary Davao - photo by julienne

Turtle Sanctuary Davao - photo by julienne

Turtle Sanctuary Davao - photo by julienne

Turtle Sanctuary Davao - photo by julienne

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  1. so sad for the turtles. i curse that govt official who know better than the mother turtles!

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