Fisherman snags “humped back” sea turtle off Taiwan’s coast

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/04/16
By: Tyson Lu and Elaine Hou

Taipei, April 16 (CNA) A Taitung fisherman caught an unusual looking “humped back” sea 201504160030t0001turtle in waters off the southeastern coast of Taiwan on Wednesday.

The fisherman, Tien Cheng-yung (田秤勇), said he was fishing in waters off Pingtung and Taitung counties when he unexpectedly pulled up a heavy turtle that had an unusually shaped shell.

Tien said his first thought was “why does it look like this?” He said he had unintentionally caught turtles before but had never seen one with a humped shell.     [FULL  STORY]

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