TUR­TLE’S DEMISE

The West Australian - - WESTBUSINE­SS -

The Bull was sad­dened to hear the news yes­ter­day that a green sea tur­tle found float­ing in Port Hed­land harbour had died de­spite a spir­ited ef­fort by the Pil­bara com­mu­nity to save it.

This month, crew aboard a

Pil­bara Ports Author­ity pi­lot ves­sel spot­ted the stricken an­i­mal float­ing in the busy harbour and un­able to dive.

The author­ity’s en­vi­ron­ment team re­trieved it and took it to

South Hed­land Vet Hos­pi­tal.

But it was de­cided the rep­tile needed specialist at­ten­tion at the Ex­mouth Vet Clinic, which pro­vides care for the

Nin­ga­loo Sea Tur­tle Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­tre.

Af­ter a call-out on so­cial

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