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Rare sea turtle released back to

Rare sea turtle released back to the ocean

BTO- A rare hawk’s bill sea turtle was released to the sea by the provincial Department of Fishery on October 7.

The turtle, scientifically known as Eretmochelys imbricata, is a critically endangered sea turtle, is featured on Vietnam and the International Union for Conservation of Nature -IUCN’s  red lists of threatened species.

According Mr. Le Tan Cong, who accidentally saw the beautiful shell sea turtle  weighing about 4 kilos at a seafood market nearly 2 weeks ago and decided to buy it for exhibition at his restaurant. After noticed by a friend about the importance of protecting and preserving such rare sea species, Cong immediately informed local government and functional unit to take the turtle back to the sea as soon as possible.  

Phuong Lan (Source: Binhthuan Online)

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