An Indian coast guard in the Gulf of Mannar rescued an Olive Ridley Sea turtle that was caught in a net. He saw that the distressed turtle was intertwined in the fishing nets and was wanting to swim its way back towards the sea. So he cut the net open for the turtle to wiggle out.
Earlier this year, Chennai Custom Officials have rescued plenty of turtles who have been entangled in the nets. They’ve spotted these turtles during their patrol duty. Many videos have been captured and circulated on the internet. Several Twitterartis have reshared the videos sharing their sentiments on seeing how these endangered species are being rescued.
Last year in November, a leatherback turtle was found by a group of fishermen who were on a beach shore near Kovalam, located on the outskirts of Chennai. The poor turtle was injured. The fishermen tried their best to rescue the turtle. The publication India Today reported that it weighed approximately 600kgs.
It is extremely heart-warming to see so many extend their arm to help all kinds of animals. Especially those who have a limited population on our planet. It is imperative that we educate ourselves and try our best in our capacity to tend to their needs. Under Schedule 1 of the Indian Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, the Olive Ridley Sea Turtles are considered to be one of the endangered species.