Stranded endangered sea turtle released into sea in Kawthoung

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Officials from Kawthoung District Fisheries Department release stranded sea turtle into sea. Photo: Kyaw Soe (Kawthoung)

Due to the high tide caused by tropical storm NOUL, a rare sea turtle was found abandoned on Laymine Beach, and it was released into the sea, Kawthoung District Fisheries Department stated.
A turtle is 2 feet long and 2 feet 3 inches wide. It is the rare species (locally called Pyintha turtle species). The turtle was struggling with discarded fishingnet, and it was stranded on the beach, local maritime workers said. A philanthropic group called Kanni Aphyu Yaung rescued the sea turtle and informed the District Fisheries Department. The officials led by U Thant Zin, the head of the Department sent it back into the sea in the south of Thahtay Kyun (Island). —Kyaw Soe (Kawthoung)(Translated by Ei Myat Mon)

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