Boca del Río, Ver.- During this weekend the discovery of five dead turtles was reported in the beach area of the municipality of Boca del Río.
In an interview, the director of Civil Protection Andrés Escalera Pavón said that the discovery of the specimens took place on Sunday at the beach of Santa Ana and Mocambo.
These were two turtles of the Lora species and the other three of other species that will be determined by the corresponding environmental authorities.
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Photo: Disclosure / NGO Urban Turtles Guajiru
About 150 turtles were found dead on the Paraiba coast this year alone.
Most case are related to the garbage that is discarded in the sands border.
RTC reporter Everton Correia went to NGO Guajiru to show the work of volunteersstruggling to change this reality.
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Green sea turtles are found dead in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Greater Recife – Photo: Felipe Brayner / Press
Between June 2 and July 11, 32 green sea turtles died in Cabo de Santo Agostinho , Greater Recife , from Itapuama Beach to Gaibu Beach. The number of deaths was accounted for by the NGO Onda Limpa for Future Generations, which denounces the number as atypical.
Biologist Felipe Brayner, 40, is the NGO member responsible for voluntary monitoring of these animals.
“I do not have control of all animals. Of course, this number is much higher. Depending on a tricycle and other objects to cover the entire municipality of Cabo de Santo Agostinho, is almost impossible,” he says.
According to the biologist, most (88%) of the 32 reported deaths in the area are caused by asphyxiation of animals when ingesting plastics thrown into the sea.
“Turtles’ favorite food is jellyfish. Plastic simulates the same movement in the sea and ends up confusing these animals,” he says.
Felipe Brayner says that the green species is more vulnerable because it is in the coastal part and ends up being hit hardest. Another cause of turtle death is predatory fishing.
“Why preserve? Why not discard garbage? People need to learn to live without taking the space of animals,” he says.
For the biologist, awareness is one of the tools to prevent deaths. “Actions could be taken in state and local schools and in fishermen’s colonies to teach networking techniques. But I think the most important work is with children, with future generations,” he says.
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Ravenna, 10 July 2019 – Four dead sea turtles on the beach of Marina Romea . Caretta Caretta’s carcasses were on the shoreline of the Marisa bathroom. It was Mattia Ravaglia, the owner of the plant, who noticed the specimens around 2 pm and called the Forest Service, which in turn informed the Civil Defense.
The turtles were then recovered for analysis.
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Olive turtle is found dead on a beach in southern Bahia – Photo: Projeto A-Mar
An olive turtle was found dead on the northern coast of the city of Ilhéus, which is in southern Bahia. The animal was stranded on Tuesday (2).
This is the 76th case of a sea turtle found dead in the A-mar Project monitoring region, responsible for the conservation of the coastal strip from Maraú to Canavieiras.
According to Wellington Laudano, the project’s sub-coordinator, the turtle was juvenile and usually feeds in the region. No information on animal size and weight.
Wellington also pointed out that the death of the animal is indicative of interaction with fishing and ingestion of waste disposed of wrongly by people.
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Wildlife conservationists are concerned after several aquatic animals were found dead on the bank of Timbi lake on the outskirts of Vadodara on Sunday morning.
A group of students from the Department of Zoology of M S University noticed dead turtles, snakes and fishes on the bank of lake when they had gone to the wetland on Waghodiya Road.
“We found six bodies of turtles, four snakes and one fish on the bank of the lake,” said Vikrant Vyas, a second-year student, who along with other students Ravin Kadu and Sujit Gohil noticed the dead aquatic animals.
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A record number of sea turtles are stranded along the Texas coastline at the height of sea turtle nesting season, a marine wildlife advocacy group says.
A total of 159 stranded sea turtles were recorded in April — the highest number of strandings in one month since monitoring began in 1980, according to Turtle Island Restoration Network. Strandings have continued at a rapid pace, with 186 turtles stranded through May 21. Most of the turtles were dead when they were discovered.
Among the dead were 68 Kemp’s ridley sea turtles, the Texas state sea turtle and the world’s most endangered sea turtle, the group said.
A stranded sea turtle is one found alive on land, or in the water that is dead, injured or exhibits any indication of ill health or abnormal behavior. According to Turtle Island Restoration Network, it is often difficult to determine why a turtle become stranded. In some cases, turtles have interacted with fishing vessels and are found with gill net wrapped around their flippers.
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From January to date there are more than 80 turtles found dead in different parts of the Veracruz coasts, said Raúl de Jesús González, head of the Marine Turtle program of the Veracruz Aquarium.
He recalled that the most recent case was last Thursday at Gaviotas beach in the municipality of Boca de Rio, where a Quelonian of the olive species was found dead at dawn.
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#Penguins, #SeaLions, #turtle and several dead #birds appeared on the coast of #JoséIgnacio, #Uruguay
Photo: SOS Marine Fauna Rescue of Punta Colorada
“There were 28 dead penguins, three sea lions, one large turtle and several birds, petrels and albatross, scattered in 50 meters of shore of a beach of José Ignacio,” explained Richard Tesore, head of the NGO SOS Rescate Fauna Marina .
“A couple of penguins had some oil, the rest were healthy, it is thought that some animals had arrived alive and then some stray dogs killed them, since they had blood in the neck area,” he added.
In addition, the beaches of Rocha and Canelones also had the appearance of dead animals in their coasts, according to El País and confirmed Montevideo Portal.
“It is a very bad situation, we raise some bodies to do necropsies and the idea is to reveal reports to the authorities to find out if there is an answer,” concluded Tesore.
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The number of sea turtle strandings along the Texas coastline reached the highest number ever recorded in one month during April and May, the height of sea turtle nesting season.
A total of 159 stranded sea turtles were recorded in April—the highest number of strandings in one month since monitoring began in 1980. Strandings are continuing at a rapid pace, and the latest data shows 186 turtles stranded in Texas through May 21. Most of the turtles were dead when found.
Among those found were 68 dead Kemp’s ridley sea turtles, the Texas state sea turtle and the world’s most endangered sea turtle with a nesting population of between 7,000 and 9,000 female turtles. The death of even one Kemp’s ridley sea turtle is of grave concern.
While further analysis is needed to determine the cause of the high number of sea turtle strandings, local sea turtle conservation nonprofit Turtle Island Restoration Network is concerned sea turtles are interacting with illegal fishing vessels in the area.
“We know turtles are drowning in illegal longline and gillnet fishing operations along the United States-Mexico border in southern Texas,” said Turtle Island Restoration Network Gulf Program Director Joanie Steinhaus. “We need government agencies on both sides of the border to make this a priority. The reasons for stranding may be different in other areas like along the upper Texas coast, but the numbers are still alarming.”
A stranded sea turtle is one that is found on land or in the water that is dead, injured, or exhibits any indication of ill health or abnormal behavior. It is often difficult to determine why a turtle strands, but turtles that have interacted with fishing vessels have been found with gill net wrapped around their flippers.
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