RELEASE OF REHABILITATED TURTLES
Fishers turned conservation workers with the local NGO TREE Foundation rehabilitated three olive ridley turtles which had lost flippers after entanglement in fishing nets. After rescue and rehabilitation, the turtles were trained to swim in a backwater channel so their movements and buoyancy could be monitored for safety. Shown here just before release, the turtles are being kept cool and hydrated with seawater while they rest on a soft surface.
Photo Credit: Jeshurun Vineeth at Neelangkarai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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