The sea turtle was in a state of decay, more than 1.1 meters long, with a shell 60 cm wide, washed up by the waves and lying close to the water’s edge.
People and activists took the turtle to the beach and informed the authorities.
According to a forest ranger, this sea turtle is an adult female, weighing about 80 kg and died several days ago.
The turtle’s shell had a long crack on its body. No other injuries were recorded on the turtle’s body and no body parts were missing.
There is a possibility that while swimming the turtle collided with the propeller of a ship or boat, due to which the turtle died.
Authorities recorded the incident and entrusted the burial of the sea turtle to Vung Tau Urban and Environmental Services Joint Stock Company. The Southern Seafood Research Institute took samples to identify this sea turtle.
What is the scientific name of sea turtles (also known as tortoises)? cheloniamidasIt is on the list of endangered, precious and rare species prioritized for conservation in accordance with Government Decree 64/2019/ND-CP of July 16, 2019 and Article 244 of the Penal Code.
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