LOOK: Hundreds of baby sea turtles found in Leyte

Jenette Fariola-Ruedas, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 13 2017 05:04 PM

PADRE BURGOS, Leyte - Residents of a coastal village here were shocked to see hundreds of sea turtles crawling out of the ground on Thursday.

Photo courtesy of Glory Ann Timkang Salva

Photo courtesy of Glory Ann Timkang Salva

Photo courtesy of Glory Ann Timkang Salva

Photo courtesy of Glory Ann Timkang Salva

Photo courtesy of Glory Ann Timkang Salva

It was the first time for residents of Pook Sta. Sofia to witness such an event, which came two weeks after 2 dead oarfish were washed ashore.

The baby sea turtles were transferred into a large plastic container. Authorities said they were not ready to be released into the sea.