Another large turtle found dead on Dehiwala beach

Ninduwara Abeysinghe (AN) | Published: 2:22 PM Jun 13 2021
Local Another large turtle found dead on Dehiwala beach

Fishermen in Dehiwala say that a body of a large turtle found off the coast of Dehiwala this morning (13).

There are injuries on the neck of the turtle, who is suspected to have died a few days ago.

A group of fishermen who saw the turtle's body on the beach this morning have informed the Dehiwala Navy Sub Division about the animal.

Navy personnel who arrived at the scene informed the Attidiya Wildlife Veterinary Unit about the incident and later handed over the body of the turtle to the Attidiya Wildlife Veterinary Unit for further examination.

Fishermen in the area mentioned that previously, bodies of two large turtles that died on 05 and 06 June after the fire on the enflamed container ship MV X-Press Pearl were also found on the beach.

Ninduwara Abeysinghe (AN) | Published: 2:22 PM Jun 13 2021

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