300 Endangered Turtles Found Dead on Southern Mexico Beach


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300 Endangered Turtles Found Dead on Southern Mexico Beach
300 Endangered Turtles Found Dead on Southern Mexico Beach
More than 300 sea turtles from an endangered species were found dead on a beach in southern Mexico
The Pacific Ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) were found trapped in a banned type of fishing net environmental authorities said
They had drowned at sea about eight days earlier, trapped in banned 120-metre fishing nets and six-inch nylon fishing line Mexico’s prosecution unit for environmental crimes said
Mexico banned the capture of sea turtles in 1990, but there is still a lucrative black market for their eggs
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