Turtle, found trapped in fishing net, released into the sea

Turtle, found trapped in fishing net, released into the sea
Assistant forest conservator K Ajith Raman releasing the turtle back into the sea. Photo: Manorama
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Neeleswaram: A sea turtle, that was found trapped in the fishing net by the coastal police during patrolling, has been released into the sea after curing its injury.

The turtle recovered from its injury under the care of the Neythal hatchery at Thaikadappuram. 

Assistant forest conservator K Ajith Raman released the turtle back into the sea.

Hosdurg range forest officer V Jayprakashan, section forest officer Suresh, Neeleshwaram coast police station ASI, M T P Saifudeen, and beat officer K Manoj were also present when the turtle was released.

The turtle, trapped in the net, was floating around for nearly a month. It was found by the coastal police 10km off the Neeleswaram estuary.

Neythal workers K Praveen, T Samykutty, Mani Manoj, K Rajan, and C Shanthan cared for the turtle.

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