There is some bad news coming out of Queensland, Australia as aboriginal groups are reporting “large numbers of sick, starving and dead turtles washing up on beaches.”
Could it be another oil rig disaster gone awry? No, not this time.
WWF believes recent extreme weather events like Cyclone Yasi and the Queensland floods, together with threats such as entanglement in fishing nets, water pollution and large-scale coastal developments have led to this increase in deaths.
This time, man is contributing the dwindling turtle numbers, along with casting harm on this critically endangered species, not through oil, but by other methods which are just as lethal.