CURMA’s 8th Pawikan nest was discovered at the beach of Brgy Tammocalao, Baroro, La Union. On Wednesday morning of December 6, 2017, Curma volunteers were thrilled when they received a call from Mr. Dionesio Ragpala asking for assistance because he discovered a mother sea turtle laid eggs in their place. After the call, the team of CURMA volunteers quickly responded to the area.
A total of 103 pawikan eggs were successfully recovered by the team. This brings a partial data of 792 pawikan eggs found starting November of this season. The volunteers relocated the nest to the CURMA hatchery where the pawikan eggs can hatch after 45-70 days undisturbed. Finally, the nest was marked off and documented.