In­jured turtle found by swim­mers at Nai Harn Beach in Phuket

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Swim­mers at Nai Harn Beach in Phuket on Wed­nes­day found an olive ri­d­ley sea turtle near the shore. Its front left leg was se­verely in­jured from a trawler or mo­tor­boat pro­pel­ler and its right front leg had sus­tained mi­nor in­juries as well.

The life­guards at Nai Harn Beach con­tacted Rawai Mu­nic­i­pal­ity and the Rare Sea Animal Division of Phuket Ma­rine Bi­o­log­i­cal Cen­tre to check the turtle and take it for re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion.

The of­fi­cers say that the sea turtle was about eight to 12 years old.

The animal was the sec­ond sea turtle found near Phuket on Wed­nes­day as there was an­other one found ear­lier in the Taimuang district, Phang Nga. – Phuket Gazette

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