Turtle rescued from Mgarr Harbour badly entangled in nylon ropes
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The Nature Trust Malta – Wildlife Rescue Team rescued a turtle on Sunday afternoon out of Mgarr Harbour, Gozo.
The turtle was spotted entangled in many metres of discarded nylon ropes, wood, bamboo and a large polystyrene float. It also has a hook embedded in its mouth.
The Wildlife Rescue Team gave thanks to the various members of the public who called them with the sighting. “Special thanks to The Malta Police Force PC 653 for his help in bringing the turtle safely to shore and to ERA Officer for his help. The turtle has been named Chanel.
The Nature Trust Malta – Wildlife Rescue Team reminded the public that if they spot a turtle injured, in difficulty or sadly dead, please do not pull on or cut any lines coming out of the turtle or attempt to remove any embedded hook or entanglement. This should only be done by a qualified veterinary surgeon. “We are on call 24/7 for marine rescue – call us on 99 999 505.”
Photographs by the Nature Trust Malta – Wildlife Rescue Team