Sea turtle appeared at Cham Islands


(QNO) - A turtle has been found looking for food at the Cham Islands national defense wharf area.

According to Mr Huynh Ngoc Dien,  who is working in Cham Island marine protected area (MPA), this turtle is a species of tortoise whose scientific name is Eretmochelys imbricate. It is healthy and weighs about 8.5 kg. 10 days before, there was also a turtle appearing in this area. The appearance of the turtles at Cham islands is a good signal to marine ecological environment.

In Viet Nam, sea turtle species are endangered and listed in the Red Book.  Therefore, the Management Board of Cham islands MPA has appealed to people to protect this rare species.