Malaysia: Two green turtle carcasses found

ZARINA ABDULLAH New Straits Times 30 Mar 16;

KUALA TERENGGANU: Two green turtle carcasses were found on the beaches of Paka and Kerteh yesterday.

State Fisheries Department director Abdul Khalil Abdul Karim said the first carcass was spotted by a worker near a food premise near Paka beach.

He said the male turtle, identified to be from the Chelonia Mydas species was partly decomposed.

Abdul Khalil said a second male carcass of the same species was found by a member of the public at Kerteh beach in the evening.

"Both turtle carcasses were partly decomposed.

The turtles are believed to have died a week ago at sea," he said.

Initial investigations indicate that the turtles may have died after being trapped in fishermen nets.