Green sea turtle with fibropappiloma was found entangled in discard fishing gear off Belize City. The turtle's left front flipper was entangled in the line and the turtle drowned. Photo Linda Searle
get involved submit a report - stranded sea turtle
In order to identify and mitigate threats to sea turtles is it crucial that ALL sea turtles found stranded be reported immediatly. Persons observing stranded sea turtles should contact the Belize Fisheries Department immediatley. If the turtle is still alive then there is a chance it can be rehabilitated and released. If it is dead then a necropsy will be performed so cause of death and size and species of sea turtle can be ascertained.