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Hundreds of sea turtles wash up dead in Mexico

BBC News

October 28, 2021

At least 300 sea turtles have washed up dead on Mexico’s Pacific coast.

Preliminary exams suggests that the olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) drowned, an official with Mexico’s environment ministry said.

The official said they had probably become tangled in illegal fishing nets in the high seas or in abandoned nets known as “ghost nets”.

Olive ridley turtles are listed as vulnerable by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

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