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Binh Thuan releases a rare sea t

Binh Thuan releases a rare sea turtle

BTO- The provincial branch of Fisheries lately received a rare sea turtle (with scientific name Eretmochelys imbricata) handed over by a fisherman from Tan Xuan commune (Ham Tan district).

According to Mr. Nguyen Thanh Hoa, this rare marine species, which is known as hawksbill sea turtle, was trapped in his fishing net. He and his wife (Mrs. Tran Thi Anh Ngoc) took it to their family to for care.

Through the internet, the couple has realized that this sea creature is one of 5 rare sea turtles which are included in the Red Book of threatened species in Vietnam and the International Union for Conservation of Nature IUCN’s red list. They immediately decided to hand it over to functional body to take care of.

After confirming the sea creature in a good health, the provincial branch of Fisheries returned it to the wild on the same day.

Translated by Phuong Lan (Source: Binhthuan Online)

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