Today we discovered this unfortunate individual A dead Hawksbill Turtle stranded by the high tide. We suspect it has choked to death in fish nets or similar, since no apparent injuries are visible.
This turtle we found was still juvenile, about 5 years of age. This we can estimate based on the carapus length and overall size.
Sea Turtle’s natural survival rate is already very weak; one out of thousand makes it to adulthood. This poor bugger now joins the statistics
We buried the turtle to the forestline, close to the beach.
Sad, but real. Our efforts continue.