United States.- A sea turtle was found dead in Walton County on Monday night, trapped in a stool.
Sharon Maxwell, director of South Walton Turtle Watch, said the turtle was found floating near the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. The woman indicated that a necropsy is usually performed to find out the causes of death of the turtles, but in this case, it was evident why he had died.
Maxwell said the turtle was found trapped in the legs of a silver stool. She speculated that the stool could have fallen off a boat or inadvertently reached the sea from a resort or restaurant on the beach. The head of the turtle was bloodied and disfigured when they found it as if it had struggled with the stool for quite some time.
Kemp’s Kemp’s ridleys are the smallest and rarest species of sea turtles in the world, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. They are also the most threatened.
In 1947, there were approximately 40,000 nesting females found in a single population in Mexico; in 2011, there were fewer than 200, most of them in Texas.
Source: Monitor Expresso