Moment Cured Turtles Poisoned By Red Tide Return To Sea

This is the moment a turtle that was saved from poisoning last year returns to the sea along with six of his pals that are also on the mend.

The seven marine turtles were released in the beach of the town of Mazunte, in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, after being treated for poisoning at the end of 2019, according to the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP).

They were six green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) and one olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) which were treated in the Mexican Centre of the Turtle (CMT) “for having ingested salpas during the presence of the red tide in the region between the areas of Salina Cruz and Puerto Escondido, authorities reported.

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Location: Mexico