MAITUM, Sarangani (June 1, 2020) – Some of the 657 marine turtle hatchlings, belonging to the Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) and Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) species, crawl their way to Celebes Sea as they are released by local government unit employees and Kabalikat Civicom – Maitum Chapter volunteers in Barangay Kiambing on May 28. The turtles were the latest batch released from the nesting site of Kiambing in line with the celebration of Ocean Month. The 657 hatchlings sum up to around 2,000 hatchlings nurtured and released back to the sea only for the month of May, making it one of the most productive months. (John James Doctor/MAITUM INFORMATION OFFICE)