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Sea turtle trapped in net on Phuket beach

Sea turtle trapped in net on Phuket beach

THURSDAY, September 13, 2018
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Four live and one dead sea turtles were washed up on Nai Yang Beach on Thursday morning.

All of them were stuck in fishing nets.

Sea turtle trapped in net on Phuket beach

Sririnat National Park officers were notified this morning.
The five turtles were stuck in one big fishing net. Four are Olive Ridley turtles and the other one is a Hawksbill. One of the live sea turtles had a leg missing.
The Phuket Marine Biological Centre staff in Cape Panwa visited the beach.

Sea turtle trapped in net on Phuket beach
An officer from the Sririnat National Park said fishermen must not throw old fishing nets into the sea as they can wash up on beaches and catch many sea creatures as they float around. 

Sea turtle trapped in net on Phuket beach
Many sea turtles have been found stuck in old fishing nets along the coast of Phuket.

Source: https://thethaiger.com/news/phuket/four-live-one-dead-sea-turtle-washed-up-on-phuket-beach