150 Turtles Found Dead Along Beaches In Baja California, Mexico.

The Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (Profepa) detected the death of 150 specimens of sea turtle deaths during a tour conducted by Scammon Lagoon, located in Black Guerrero, Baja California Sur. The agency reported that the probable cause of death of marine turtles of the species Chelonia midas agassizii was hypothermic, at the low temperatures recorded in the region by the cold front of the season. In an area of ​​20 kilometers in the area known as the Auction of the lagoon area Profepa inspectors conducted the count and up information about the condition of the bodies and sought a possible source of contamination or evidence to determine the cause of death. In a statement, explained that the turtles were found in an advanced state of decomposition, ie swollen, blown dry, so it was impossible to take samples for laboratory analysis. It was observed that none had any kind of laceration or wound on the body, and most turtles were whole and some dismembered by scavengers such as coyotes.

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