WATCH: Turtle eats sewage for lunch at Boracay



In another episode of ‘Things I Wish I Didn’t See’, a green turtle has been videoed munching on raw sewage spewing out of an underwater tube at Bulabog Beach in Boracay.

Green turtle habitat polluted by sewage in Boracay Island

An adult female green turtle rests with its head inside a drain pipe that is actively spewing sewage off Bolabog Beach, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan last 18 September. The seagarss medow is a feeding habitat of green turtles which is being polluted by the discharge.More on this: Boracay Wilson Photography

Posted by Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines on Thursday, September 19, 2019


Per Radyo Todo Aklan, the tube apparently stems from a sewage treatment plant owned by the Boracay Tubi System (BTSI), a water utility company.

But in case you’re still fussing over the turtle’s health, don’t worry: The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has already closed the pipe. They’re even investigating BTSI after its outfall tested positive for high levels of coliform – a bacteria commonly found in human and animal waste.

As for the turtle itself? We’re just happy he isn’t aware enough to know what his buffet meal was really made of.

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