85kg Cheloniidae found in Tam Giang Lagoon

An 85-kilogram rare Cheloniidae turtle was caught in the Tam Giang Lagoon (Photo: SGGP)

An 85-kilogram rare Cheloniidae turtle was caught in the Tam Giang Lagoon in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on March 24.

The turtle is 1.2 meters long and 70 centimeters wide with a hard blue and black spotted shell.

Nguyen Van, who caught the turtle, immediately reported to the local police. 

The Department of Capture Fisheries and Resources Protection will take care of the animal and release back to environment according to guidelines.

By Van Thang – Translated by Uyen Phuong

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