400 dead turtles found floating off the coast of Usulutan, ‘reason unknown’ in El Salvador

The Environment Ministry (MARN) reported yesterday afternoon in his account of the social network Facebook, which last October 31 this institution guardarrecursos found between 300 and 400 dead floating about 13 kilometers offshore, sea turtles face the Bay of Jiquilisco, in Usulután.
“The majority of chelonians found are in a State of decomposition”, quote.
According to detailed, MARN staff collected samples of the dead specimens for analysis in the laboratory, but so far it is unknown what caused the death of turtles.
For this Friday the institution has scheduled a new travel offshore.
The discovery took place during an operation which is carried out in the area, with the participation of officers of the national civil police and the Navy, and which seeks to some fishermen are missing since Oct. 31.
Courtesy of elsalvador.com

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