Marine reptiles entangled in nets off the Pacific coast.
In Mexico are investigating the circumstances surrounding the deaths of nearly 300 rare olive Ridley turtles.
Animals caught in a fishing net near the town of Puerto ESCONDIDO on the Pacific coast of the country. Network with dead animals was discovered in Barra-de-Colotepec a few kilometers from the city.
According to preliminary data, turtles were trapped about three weeks ago.
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Mexico (United Mexican States) is a country in North America.
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Capital – Mexico City
Biggest cities: Mexico city, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Puebla
Form of government : Presidential Republic
Territory – 1 972 550 km2 (13th in world)
Population : 121 million people (11th in the world)
Official language –Spanish
Religion – Catholicism
HDI – 0,756 (74th in the world)
GDP – $1,294 trillion (15th in the world)
Currency – Mexican peso
Borders with: USA, Belize, Guatemala
Olive Ridley turtles, the carapace of which is shaped like a heart, live in warm tropical waters the Pacific and Indian oceans. Their population is extremely vulnerable because of slow growth of individuals and of human intervention in their habitat.
In many countries, the commercial production of this species is restricted or prohibited, and most of the beaches where turtles lay their eggs are protected by law.