A group of fishermen found this specimen of loggerhead turtle trapped in a plastic net.
Guerrero, named after her rescuers, has returned to the sea on Monday, after fishermen from ‘Hermanos Guerrero’ found her in Almeria, trapped in a plastic net. The Civil Guard has supervised the return to its natural environment from the boat ‘Rio Almazora’, after a recovery of three months.
The fishermen took this specimen of loggerhead turtle to the Equinac Marine Rescue and Wildlife Association, where they could see that it had a corporal pressing its shell and some plastics in its stomach.
Although this turtle was rescued in time, experts warn about the risk of nearly seven hundred marine species that are threatened by thirteen million tons of plastic that float or submerge underwater. Each one of them takes 450 years to degrade.
Source: El Pais