The Nature Foundation St. Maarten Shares Concern over Excessive Numbers of Fatal Boat Strikes on Sea Turtles in 2020. | SMN NEWS

naturefoundation28102020PHILIPSBURG:— Over the weekend the Nature Foundation received a report of a dead sea turtle found in the waters close to Beacon Hill and Burgeaux bay. The green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) clearly died due to a boat engine and was drifting around for some days, until it was found on Sunday by the dive school SXM Divers. This year again a concerning amount of sea turtles have died due to boat strikes, although the water activities are slow due to COVID19. So far for 2020, the Foundation reported already 5 sea turtles deceased due to boat strikes.

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