El Salvador: contributing to deaths of turtles is consumption of plastic

Posted on August 18, 2012 • Filed under: El Salvador, Enviromental Issues

Elsalvador.com reported Between 12 January and 13 June this year, Funzel reported 21 stranded turtles (see map), most of them died and only five were released. This figure is joined by two more turtles, you have nervous system problems and another had two hooks in the esophagus and died. According to the report of the organization, some of the specimens suffered internal bleeding, stroke, anemia, dehydration and kidney failure. But not all are so lucky, on June 13 was found on the Isla de Mendez a black turtle, which died due to damage that caused a bombing and the damage to the digestive system because of plastic. Read Article

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