Photos of turtles trapped in fishing nets go viral

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Photos of turtles trapped in fishing nets go viral
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By Stefanos Marangos

Turtles are increasingly being caught in the nets of fishermen, leaving them to struggle, one man who operates tourist cruises along the Paphos coast line said, leading him last week to post images on Facebook of the latest incident in order to bring more attention to the issue.

The area around the Moullia Reef in Yeroskipou is rich in green turtles (Chelonia mydas), which reproduce and live almost exclusively in Cyprus and Turkey within the Mediterranean Sea, breeding from March until November.

Last week, tourists leader...


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Photos of turtles trapped in fishing nets go viral


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