Last week our two of our hosts, Shahid from Housekeeping and Assad from In Villa Dining, noticed a turtle stuck in a pile of fishing net near one of the jetties in our lagoon. They swiftly cut the turtle from the net and called the marine biologist who collected some data. The turtle was not hurt and seemed healthy so we released it back into the ocean.
The poor turtle was yet another Olive Ridley, measuring 56 cm curved carapace length, who had got stuck in a tangle mess of more than 5 types of discarded fishing net. Unfortunately, this happens quite often, to find out why, click here... We work with an NGO called Olive Ridley Project , and we have submitted the information on the turtle and the nets directly to them.
Great work Shahid and Assad!