A sea turtle, which was carried by the tide and stranded east of the Shwe Ta Sauk bank in Kawa Township of Bago District was released into the Sittoung River by the Bago Region’s Fisheries Department on the evening of 7 January.
The sea turtle’s shell measures 29 inches in length and 27 inches in width. The turtle was found by two fishermen — U Myint Soe and U Pho Htaung — from Shwe Ta Sauk Village. They took it to the Ngwar Kyaung Thar pagoda, and informed the Fisheries Department.
Thereafter, the sea turtle was released into the Sittoung River by the Deputy Director of the Bago Region’s Fisheries Department along with the head of the Kawa Township Fisheries Department, village administrators, and villagers.
—Tin Soe (Bago)
(Translated by Hay Mar)