7 protected sea turtles released into sea in Penghu Islands

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/04/08
By: Chen Chi-ching and Elizabeth Hsu

Taipei, April 8 (CNA) One hawksbill sea turtle and six green sea turtles were released into the 201504080034t0001sea Wednesday by their caregivers at a sea turtle shelter in Penghu, an island group off the southwestern coast of Taiwan, drawing nearly 200 spectators.

The sea turtles were all rescued and brought to the Penghu Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center at different times over the years after being found injured or in poor health, according to center staff.

The hawksbill turtle, for example, was taken to the center in April 2009 after its shell was penetrated by a speargun, they said.     [FULL  STORY]

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