“Both Turtle carcasses were partly decomposed. The turtles are believed to have died a week ago at sea,” said State Fisheries Department director Abdul Khalil Abdul Karim.
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Malaysia: Two Green Turtle carcasses found
By Zarina Abdullah, 30 March 2016;

Two Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) carcasses were found on the beaches of Paka and Kerteh yesterday.

State Fisheries Department director Abdul Khalil Abdul Karim said the first carcass was spotted by a worker near a food premise near Paka beach.

He said the male Turtle, identified to be the Chelonia mydas species was partly decomposed.

Abdul Khalil said a second male carcass of the same species was found by a member of the public at Kerteh beach in the evening.

“Both Turtle carcasses were partly decomposed. The Turtles are believed to have died a week ago at sea,” he said.

Initial investigations indicate that the Turtles may have died after being trapped in fishermen nets.

Source: New Straits Times

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