1 of 1000

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.

image

Hawksbill turtles get their name from the beak. Can you see why?

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.

image

Me with our resident dog Kruang when we found the turtle

About lifemeetsreality

It´s me. Unique. Nothing more. Nothing less.
This entry was posted in Naucrates, Thailand and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s