120 captured sea turtles found in swamp
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Philippine police said Friday, January 31, they rescued 120 protected sea turtles found hidden in a pen inside a mangrove swamp, apparently intended for sale to foreign traders. It is just the latest case of sea turtles captured in the western province of Palawan, where various species are known to congregate, said local police chief Senior Superintendent David Martinez. A police patrol in Balabac town on Tuesday came upon a huge pen containing 120 live sea turtles of various species and sizes hidden under the branches of mangroves, he said.
120 captured sea turtles found in swamp. (2014, February 1). Panay News, p. 11.
- Panay News