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Loggerhead sea turtle found dead in sea off Tacloban village

By: - Correspondent / @rdejonINQ
11:38 AM April 20, 2019
Loggerhead sea turtle found dead in sea off Tacloban village

A young female resident of Barangay 48-B of Tacloban City measures the dead sea turlte found floating at Cancabato Bay on Good Friday.

ORMOC CITY — A dead loggerhead sea turtle was found floating on the sea off Barangay 48-B in Tacloban City, Leyte about 3 p.m. last Maundy Thursday.

Barangay Captain Fernando Abraham Magdua immediately ordered his village watchmen to bury the turtle, which is 19 inches long and 12 inches wide.

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The turtle was in an advanced state of decomposition when found by children at the shoreline.

Magdua said the sea turtle had to be buried immediately because it produced a foul odor which could pose health risks to his constituents.

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Magdua said fishermen believed that the sea turtle had been dead for about three to five days.

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