World Turtle News, 01/08/2019
SaSa rescue team save lives of marine animals in Vietnam
It took two days for Lê Chien , 34, and his colleagues from the SaSa rescue team to attempt to rescue a sick green turtle, but the endangered creature could not be saved as it had ingested too much plastic waste.
The team was so sad to see the turtle passing away in vain, even after 20 pieces of plastic, including fishing net, styrofoam and bags were removed from its body.
This was the tenth green turtle that the SaSa team has attempted to rescue since it was set up to protect marine species in central Vietnam.
The six-member team has built up a network of marine species rescue from Da Nang to Quang Ngai in order to protect endangered ocean creatures like turtles, dolphins, sharks and whales.
The team had also helped save eight dolphins that were caught in a shoal in the central coastal beaches, and a dolphin was then named for the rescue team.
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Photo from VNA.