Dead leatherback sea turtle discovered in Phuket

 Dead leatherback sea turtle discovered in Phuket

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PHUKET: Experts believe a 200kg leatherback sea turtle found floating in the shallows of Klong Tha Cheen in Phuket yesterday afternoon died after becoming entangled in a fishing net.

The death comes amid what one expert has described as a “crisis” for the endangered species.

The body of the turtle, estimated at between 15 and 25 years old, was discovered floating in mangrove forest by residents of the Bang Hon Sai Thong residential estate in Rassada subdistrict.

The Phuket Gazette


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