Pattaya – Thailand’s plastic-filled oceans claimed another endangered sea turtle that confused trash for food.
Veterinarians from Sattahip’s Sea Turtle Conservation Center were called to Somprasong Beach in Najomtien’s Moo 3 village on July 22.
Vet Kirin Sorapitatcharoen confirmed the death of the eight-kilogram reptile, which measured 41 centimeters long. It had been dead about a week and its shell was broken from decomposition.
An autopsy determined that the turtle died from eating garbage, including plastic bags, which turtles confuse for jellyfish.