January 2022 is proving to be one of the deadliest months for green turtles in Terengganu as today, another carcass of the species was found stranded at a beach in the state, this time in Pantai Kelulut near Marang.
This is the 11th carcass of a green turtle that was found in Terengganu within this month alone.
As reported by national news agency Bernama, the carcass of an adult female green turtle was found stranded in a state of decay. It may have died 3 or 4 days ago, most probably from plastic ingestion.
1. Another carcass of an adult female green turtle has been found in Pantai Kelulut near Marang today (Jan 23).
The turtle was found in a state of decay and may have died 3 or 4 days ago, believed to be due to plastic ingestion.
This is the 11th turtle death this month. https://t.co/Wwv63c94Fa
— BFM News (@NewsBFM) January 23, 2022
State Fisheries Department director Ruzaidi Mamat said that this latest discovery is…