Title:VV1462 Sea turtle gets rescued from ghost net
Date:14th August 2016
Summary:Sea turtle gets rescued from ghost net - A word from the filmer Christine Figgener ''This past 9th of August my research team once again encountered a sea turtle in distress.
We found an exhausted olive ridley female swimming close to our research boat and she was dragging a huge bulk of discarded fishing net behind her. Parts of it were wrapped around her throat and had already started to cut into her flesh.
We took her onboard our boat, cut-off the net, and disinfected her cuts with iodine. Due to the knowledge of the scarcity of sea turtle rehab facilities and lack of expert care for injured sea turtles in Costa Rica, we released the female back into the water since she seemed otherwise healthy and strong''.