Green sea turtle hatchlings in Kembali Coast Samal © Jojie Alcantara
Advice from a Sea Turtle
- Swim with the current
- Be a good navigator
- Stay calm under pressure
- Be well-traveled
- Think long term
- Age gracefully
- Spend time at the beach!
In Kembali Coast of Island Garden City of Samal, it has been observed by Project Development Consultant Hitoshi Onozawa and his staff for a few years that several green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) bury their eggs beneath the warm sands at night.
The pawikan, as it is called in Filipino dialect, can grow up to 4 feet, and are the largest hard-shelled sea turtles found. These herbivores eat algae and sea grasses, which are thought to account for its green fat in the body. Native to the Philippines, the biggest protected area and major nesting ground is in Tawi-Tawi, co-protected by neighboring Malaysia. The green sea turtle is listed in CITES as Endangered in the Philippine List of Threatened Wildlife Species.
Kembali Coast is a high class leisure residential development in the Davao Region with Filinvest as its land developer. This tropical paradise is equipped with the essentials for a relaxing and serene ultimate Balinese style luxury island living, and a 1.8 kilometer stretch of white sand shoreline. Further development is still taking place. It is an exclusive property for homeowners only.
Kembali is a Balinese term that means both “welcome and come back with love.”
Read my article and view more photos here
“Kembali’s Nature Secrets”