Thursday, June 24, 2021

Sea turtle’s carcass found in Dauis, Bohol

Photo from Bohol Environmental Management Office

RESIDENTS of Barangay San Isidro in Dauis, Bohol found a carcass of a leatherback sea turtle on Tuesday, May 11, 2021.

The Bohol Environmental Management Office (Bemo), which sent a team of veterinarians to inspect and perform necropsy of the carcass, said the juvenile female leatherback sea turtle was 140 centimeters (cm) long and 100 cm wide.

It was already in the state of advanced decomposition, Bemo added.

Bemo also said that during the necropsy, the team of veterinarians found nylons in the sea turtle’s large intestines.

The sea turtle was buried in the village’s beach area. (WBS)


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