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Sea turtle found dead in Pangasinan’s Hundred Islands

By: - Correspondent / @yzsoteloINQ
/ 05:06 AM February 09, 2017
An 80-kilogram dead male green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) is being examined by personnel of the local non-profit organization Wildlife in Need Foundation. The animal's carcass washed up near the shoreline of a beach area inside the Subic Bay Freeport on Thursday (August 18). ALLAN MACATUNO/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

A dead green sea turtle.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/ ALLAN MACATUNO/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

ALAMINOS CITY, Pangasinan— A green sea turtle, with a piece of nylon net and a hook in its mouth, was found dead at the Hundred Islands National Park on Wednesday (Feb. 8).

The turtle was discovered near the cages of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Broodstock Development Center at 4 p.m., said the agency’s employee Mae Ann Maningning.

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BFAR Veterinarian Samantha Licuden said the hook in its mouth might have killed the sea creature. She said the turtle could have been dead for two to three days before its discovery.  SFM

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TAGS: Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, dead green sea turtle, endangered species, green sea turtle, Hundred Islands National Park, Mae Ann Maningning, ocean debris, protected species, Samantha Licuden, turtle, wildlife, wildlife protection
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