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    I've not had the urge to jump in and join them for a swim


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    Painted turtles are quite common on some of our small, swampy island lakes.



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    You gotta stop with painting turtles Ian - you know it's against the law 5555
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    From Local Dive Thailand
    Published on 22 May 2018
    It's world turtle day, so enjoy a short compilation of one of our favourite marine creatures and a rarely seen attack by a hungry zombie turtle!

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    Pics from temple lake at Wat Charg Yai, Chanthaburi





    And article in The Nation

    Senior vet warns temple ponds are health hazard for turtles
    June 19, 2018
    Temple ponds are not suitable for keeping turtles, a senior vet said after a yellow-headed temple turtle was saved from a temple’s polluted pond.Dr Nantarika Chansue, Thailand's leading aquatic animal veterinarian, posted pictures of an ill-shaped large yellow-headed temple turtle (Hieremys annandalei) on Monday. Half of its shell was eroded and rotten from serious infection.
    On her Facebook fanpage “Compassionate vets” she cautioned the public not to “make merit” by releasing turtles into temple ponds, as they are an unsuitable habitat for animals. Nantarika said the pictured turtle was saved from a dirty small pond in a temple. It suffered from a severe infection of its shell and body. Apart from the wounds, the animal was sick from poisons in its liver, kidney and bloodstream, as a result of having to live in polluted water for a long period of time.
    It is now being treated at Chulalongkorn University’s Veterinary Medical Aquatic Animals Research Center under the care of a skilled veterinarian team, she said. “After receiving intensive treatment, the condition of this turtle is much improved, as it can now eat normally,” Nantarika said.
    She emphasised that small ponds in the temples are unsuitable and unsanitary places to raise turtles, as most do not have water treatment systems to keep water clean which is needed to sustain a healthy environment for the animals.
    It is improper to make merit by releasing turtles in temple ponds as the good intention can mean life-long agony for the turtles, she warned.

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    Chanthaburi coast

    Protected Green Sea Turtle Dies With Plastic-Filled Intestinal Tract
    On June 4th, the turtle washed up on a beach in Thailand’s eastern province of Chanthaburi.
    Rescuers took it to the Eastern Marine and Coastal Resource Research and Development Center, where veterinarians worked to figure out what was wrong with it. They took X-rays of it and fed the turtle intravenously but after two days, it died.
    Afterward, vets were able to have a better look inside it, and what they found was plastic, rubber bands, pieces of balloon, and bits of fishing line, were among the trash the turtle mistook for food. The turtle’s intestinal tract was almost entirely filled with garbage.

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    That's insane ^ !

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    Quote Originally Posted by obes View Post
    That's insane ^ !
    Illegal commercial net fishermen are to blame for thousands of turtle deaths. The old nets are just cut loose to drift in the ocean and they tangle anything and everything. Many of the abandoned nets are over a mile long. Just the other day an illegal Chinese commercial fisherman was caught in Alaskan waters with a hold full of salmon.
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    Yeah, bloody horrible. The sooner we can mass produce biodegradable "plastic" the better... at this rate it could wipe us out before climate change!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Distantpeak View Post
    Yeah, bloody horrible. The sooner we can mass produce biodegradable "plastic" the better... at this rate it could wipe us out before climate change!
    I can't understand how biodegradable plastic hasn't already been rolled out in lots of applications, so much crap plastic in almost everything we buy - it's madness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by obes View Post
    I can't understand how biodegradable plastic hasn't already been rolled out in lots of applications, so much crap plastic in almost everything we buy - it's madness.
    Couldn't have been enough money to be made from it? But now we are seeing biodegradable drinking bottles amongst other things... there is no excuse now... it's just about who has the will...

    And all that micro-plastic in shampoos... the damage that must cause as likely harder to see yet doing incredible damage...
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    Phuket: The Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation is committed to protecting the marine and coastal environment and eco systems for the wellbeing of the sea turtles that next in the Sirinath National Marine Park and the surrounding areas.

    During its opening ceremonies the JW Marriott Phuket Resort and Spa and the Minor Hotel Group donated 45,000US dollar to start the foundation.

    Mai Khao is one of the few Phuket beaches that continue to welcome nesting turtles. The eggs are rescued from surrounding beaches where the necessary natural and peaceful environment can no longer be guaranteed.



    The eggs are the given to the Phuket Marine Biological Centre (PMBC) and Royal Thai Navy who provide a safe home for the eggs to hatch and the young turtles to gain strength before finding their true home in the Sea, the foundation funds these programs.

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    The 14th Mai Khao Marine Turtle Fun Run and Half Marathon 2018
    The Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation will host its annual fundraising sports event which will be taking place on Sunday October 21st, 5.30 am – 8.30 am, Phuket Gateway. There are 3km family run, 5km fun run, 10km mini marathon, 21km half marathon; and VIP run for all distance.
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    Mai Khao #2

    PHUKET: One dead sea turtle and two injured sea turtles were found washed up on Mai Khao Beach yesterday
    Friday 14 September 2018

    The one dead sea turtle discovered yesterday now brings the total number of dead sea turtles found on Phuket beaches in September alone to six while the number of dead found so far in 2018 is 11.



    Officials believe that discarded fishing nets are to blame.

    Prarop Plangngarn, Chief of the Phuket Marine National Park Operation Center 2, confirmed that the sea turtles discovered at Mai Khao Beach yesterday were two injured Olive Ridleys and a dead Hawksbill which weighed between 45-50 kilograms.

    The two injured Olive Ridleys are now in the care of the Phuket Marine Biological Centre.

    Mr Prarop then went on to explain that six dead sea turtles have been found on Puket beaches in September and 11 since the beginning of the year.

    “We believe that the sea turtles are in the area looking for food or perhaps even wanting to get to the beach to lay their eggs but are getting caught in discarded fishing nets.

    “We must emphasise to fishermen not to discard their old nets in the sea,” Mr Prarop said.

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    Fishermen don't necessarily always "discard" their nets - they can sometimes, unfortunately lose them to the ocean, like down here a couple of weeks ago when a Southern Right got entangled in rope.

    When the do "discard" their nets, they're biting their own noses off.................

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