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Nature Trust Appeals To Stop Marine Litter As Turtle Sadly Found Dead At Wied iż-Żurrieq 🐢 🙏

A Sad Day For Animal Lovers 😞

An adult turtle was tragically found dead near Wied iż-Żurrieq, with its cause of death at this point unknown.

Tragic Loss Of Marine Life 💔

Malta saw plenty of good turtle-related news this year, with several hundred baby turtles hatching on several local beaches across the summer months. A dead fully-grown turtle, however, tragically washed up on Maltese shores a few days ago.

Unfortunately this isn't Malta's first case of marine mortality this year, though, after a loggerhead egg nest was unknowingly trampled on in Marsascala at Fajtata Bay back in early September.

Nature Trust thanked the individual who called them upon finding the carcass, going on to highlight the importance of responsibly disposing of litter. Whilst we do not yet know how this turtle lost its life, the fact remains that marine litter & plastic waste are crucial factors behind loss of wildlife at sea.

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