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Sea Turtles

Post by Richprins » Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:48 pm

Guys Use Lighter to Rescue Sea Turtle Tangled In Trash

When these guys found a sea turtle all tangled up in trash, they knew they had to save him — but they didn’t have a knife to cut him free. So they had to get CREATIVE.

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Post by Lisbeth » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:31 am

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Re: Sea Turtles

Post by Flutterby » Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:12 pm

So sad that they end up like that in the first place! :-(

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Post by Richprins » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:34 am

300 endangered turtles found dead on Mexico beach

Thursday 30 August 2018 - 6:39am

MEXICO CITY - More than 300 sea turtles from an endangered species were found dead on a beach in southern Mexico, trapped in a banned type of fishing net, environmental authorities said.

In Mexico's second mass turtle death in as many weeks, the Pacific Ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) were found floating just off the beach of Puerto Escondido in the state of Oaxaca, their shells forming a bleak mini-island.

"They had drowned at sea about eight days earlier, trapped in banned 120-meter fishing nets and six-inch nylon fishing line," said Mexico's prosecution unit for environmental crimes.

On 17 August, authorities said they had found 122 sea turtles dead on a beach in the neighbouring state of Chiapas, mostly from the same species.

In that case, some of the turtles had wounds to the head or shell.

Mexico banned the capture of sea turtles in 1990, but there is still a lucrative black market for their eggs.
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Post by Lisbeth » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:55 am

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