29 octubre, 2020

More sea lions and loggerhead turtles found dead and washed up on Baja Sur beaches, cause of death is a mistery

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THE BAJA POST

There have been 137 more dead sea lions found recently, washed up on the shores of Baja Sur beaches, mostly in San Juanico, Comondú where 21 sea lions were discovered last week, some of them desperately trying to cling to precious life, and bleeding according to several Internet news outlets.

This amount of carcasses brings the number of dead sea lions to 183 this month alone, according to BCS Noticias reports, fishermen who discovered the bodies say there were no marks from nets or boat propellers, so no official cause of death has been determined, as THE BAJA POST recently reported. 

Besides that there have been 351 loggerhead turtles found dead from January to June this year in the same area, much more than the death toll of 2019, according to a report by the Center for Biological Diversity and the Mexican Center for Environmental Law.

The non-profit organizations say that under Mexican regulations, if more than 90 turtles die commercial fishing with gillnets and longlines must be suspended for the rest of the year, last year 331 loggerhead turtles, 10 dolphins, 15 sea lions, 131 black sea turtles, eight olive ridley turtles and six whales were found dead on beaches along the Gulf of Ulloa.

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