Thursday, September 22, 2011
Cocos Island Park Guards and volunteers came to the rescue of some more sea turtles today.
Sea turtle entangled by illegal fishing line is lifted by Cocos Island Park Guard from the water. Entangled fishing line can be seen in the water.
Turtle is found to be emaciated. Unable to swim easily, or dive for food. The animal has lost over 50% of its body weight. Park guards work to remove net from the animal.
Cocos Island Park Guards and volunteers continue to save marine life such as turtles and sharks being caught in illegal poachers fishing line around Cocos Island.