A specimen of hawksbill turtle, an endangered species, was found on La Palma Island stuck in a plastic bucket, the animal suffered deformations in its shell and was returned to its natural habitat by the fishermen who found it.
The video shows the moment when some fishermen find the hawksbill turtle in the waters of the Colombian Pacific. The specimen had a plastic bucket that covered it. From what can be seen in the images, the turtle was embedded in the object a long time ago, biologists say that it could have been there for at least two years, to the point that it deformed the shell.
The incident occurred near Bahía Málaga, exactly on Isla La Palma, near the Juanchaco beaches. Kevin Villalobos. One of the fishermen on board the boat saw the animal swimming with difficulty, so they decided to get closer to corroborate what was happening.
In addition to the turtle being stuck in the plastic bucket, it was infested with parasites. In the video, one of the crew comments that the scavengers that clean these species could not enter due to the plastic embedded in the animal. After the object was removed, the young turtle was released back into its habitat.
The hawksbill turtle is a species that is in critical danger of extinction, so international organizations always ensure that the oceans are free of polluting objects that cause these types of situations. This species can swim long distances so it is not possible to know with certainty where it got stuck.
🎥 | A second chance for a juvenile hawksbill turtle! Thanks to the heroic work of the divers from the Colombian Pacific community. They and we hope that we all become aware and take action in our daily lives to reduce the use of plastic ♻️ and manage it properly. 🌊🐢 Help us protect the oceans! 🌊🐢Video credit: Kevin Villalobo… 🎥 | A second chance for a juvenile hawksbill turtle! Thanks to the heroic work of divers of community from our Pacific of Colombia 🇨🇴. We hope that we all become aware and promote actions in our daily life to reduce the use of plastic ♻️ and to make an adequate handling of it.🌊🐢 Help us protect the oceans! 🌊🐢Video credit: Kevin Villalobo # LessPlasticMoreSeaTurtles #PlasticFree #SavetheOcean #Reducing #Reuse #Recycling #NoPlasticBags #SeaTurtle #TortugaMarina #TortugasColombia #SinPitilloPorFuceavor #Plastic #RecollicleRcycleRcycle #PlasticPlastic #RecollutionRecycle
Published by the Fundación Tortugas del Mar sur lundi 9 April 2018