Endangered green turtle found dead on Terengganu beach

A female green turtle, which is an imperiled species, was discovered dead on the sea shore at Pantai Pandak close to Chendering here yesterday.

Terengganu fisheries chief Ruzaidi Mamat said the division was educated regarding the disclosure at 5.18pm and a group was shipped off the location.”Upon assessment, the turtle, weighing about 15kg and assessed to be four to five years of age, was observed to be harmed in the eye.

“The reason for death not really set in stone, however I trust it might have been because of being caught in a fishing net,” he said when reached today.

He said the turtle was covered at Pantai Pandak.

“It is the 38th demise of a green turtle recorded for the current year.”

Ruzaidi encouraged people in general to contact the closest fisheries region office or call 03-88885019 should they detect a turtle that is abandoned or dead on the sea shore.

Named jeopardized, green turtles are undermined by overharvesting of their eggs, hunting, being trapped in fishing stuff and loss of settling sea shore locales.

Like other ocean turtles, they move significant distances between taking care of grounds and the

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