GIANT TURTLE SAVED

Sorry for the silence folks! I have been away most of the summer helping my parents recover from hip surgeries and planning my wedding which is now in less than a week (yikes)!! The EAWST is still alive though and getting ready for the season.

Yesterday a giant green turtle was rescued on our beach, caught in the fishermen’s
net.  Even the fishermen were amazed at the size, saying
they had never seen such a big turtle. Measurements were taken – length of
shell : 1m 56 cm; width of shell : 108 cm; size of front leg taken from
armpit 57 cm ; back leg 32 cm. Huge!!

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Thanks to Luciana, Cara and the Colobus Trust for helping in the rescue and sending me these pictures.

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Let’s hope she stays clear of the nets in the future.

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