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Rare sighting: Fully grown #Leatherback male sea turtle, largest among turtle species in the world weighing close to 900 kgs, spotted close to #Kovalam coast. He was entangled in ghost net and freed by fishermen.

@NewIndianXpress @xpresstn @TheOceanCleanup @supriyasahuias
It took more than 2 hours for the fishermen to cut the discharged net that nearly choked the turtle. Fishermen Sreeni and Prabhu said they never seen such a mammoth turtle. Watch this video👇
@NewIndianXpress @xpresstn @TheOceanCleanup @oceanfdn @PlasticPolluti9
The discarded fishing nets, which turn as ghost nets, are responsible for the death hundreds of marine animals year on year. @CMOTamilnadu @supriyasahuias please consider bringing a policy to incentivise retrieving these nets.

@NewIndianXpress @xpresstn @mkstalin
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