PHOTOS: Sea Turtles Conservation Centre of the Royal Thai Navy
PHOTOS: Sea Turtles Conservation Centre of the Royal Thai Navy

Turtle saved after eating fishing net and plastic off Pattaya coast

Breaking News March 27, 2019 21:00

By The Thaiger

A green sea turtle has been saved after eating bits of a fishing net and plastic in Pattaya last week.



The Sea Turtles Conservation Centre of the Royal Thai Navy reports that they were notified by hotel staff in Pattaya that a turtle was on the beach.

The turtle was 59cm wide, 54cm long and weighed 22kg. It was believed to be around eight to 10 years old.

The turtle was weak but no wounds were found. Its eyes had become infected.

The turtle had eaten some fishing net, fishing line and plastic. It was treated before being released back to the sea.

A turtle, tangled in a fishing net, was washed up dead on a beach in Prachuap Khiri Khan on Tuesday.

 

Source: Thethaiger.com

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