21 dead turtles found on the coast of West Kalimantan, Indonesia

Dozens of turtles on the beach Belacan, Paloh, district of Sambas, West Kalimantan, was found dead along the March to April 2018. Recorded 21 green turtles and scales of a dead suspected poisoning tar asphalt.
“Turtles-turtles are dying because the asphalt tar poisoning was discovered landing turtles along the coast outside the TWA (Natural Park) Tanjung star fruit,” said the head of the West Kalimantan BKSDA, Sadtata Noor Adirahmanta, in Pontianak, Mon (9/4/2018), reported by the Between.
While on patrol, the team found a few blobs of tar and asphalt waste quite a lot at the edge of the beach. The team then did a necropsy–visum in animals–on five samples of turtle, consisting of four green turtles and hawksbills one.
“There are four turtles are positive there is a sludge tar asphalt on turtle organs, so that a strong indication death of turtles caused by asphalt tar swallow it,” he said.
The condition of the turtles have been rotting time dinekropsi, so the team only see directly. This is because changes in anatomical pathology or histopatologinya already could not be observed.
BKSDA West Kalimantan will follow up on the results of the necropsy it with several steps, among others, collect data and information related the origin of tar and asphalt waste pollutes coastal waters around Paloh. The team also will roll out a beach clean-up action together with the other parties.
If deemed necessary, will be examined further related Iebih the quality of sea water and chemical test samples of suspected black liquid asphalt. In that occasion, the head of the West Kalimantan BKSDA also delivered a message to the people of West Kalimantan for more care about the preservation of the turtles as well as other wildlife-wildlife.
Courtesy of liputan6.com

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