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Nov 17, 2021 5 tweets 7 min read
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👇
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Nov 12, 2021 4 tweets 8 min read
This is the status of #Kovalambeach beach on ECR. Tonnes of water hyacinth from upstream #Chennai rivers filled with plastic, liquor bottles, biomedical waste & trash washes ashore here. #ClimateEmergency

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Thread👇 This is the #TamilNadu Blue Flag Beach, supposedly the cleanest. Unless, we clean #Chennai rivers, tourists coming here will be at risk. Massive pollution noticed. Right time for #TNPCB to track source.

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Nov 11, 2021 5 tweets 6 min read
Can @chennaicorp justify SWD project in ECR. Despite record rains, localities on seaward side from Kottivakkam to Uthadi report no flooding due to sandy soil and massive fresh water aquifer underneath.

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Thread👇 Sea Cliff in Akarai. Not a trace of waterlogging.
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