The Marine species was found in Elota in very poor health
This turtle is (Chelonia agassizii), male between 18 and 20 years old.
It was reported that the species was found entangled and stranded on August 7 by civil protection elements from Playa Ceuta, Elota, who transferred it to the facilities of this specialized wildlife center.
It was also disclosed that in the initial assessment, he did not give life expectancy, because his dehydration was acute and he had no movement. But then the medical intervention the turtle began to show its improvement.
27 days after its arrival, it is ready for its reintegration into its habitat. Therefore, Acuario Mazatlán staff proceeded to do it this Thursday at Playa Cerritos.
The black turtle (Chelonia agassizii), is in danger of extinction by NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010 and was declared a total ban since 1990. In Mexico it lives in the southeast of the Pacific and the Gulf of California.
Its extraction or use is prohibited by the General Wildlife Law and the penal code establishes it as a crime, so it is the Attorney General’s Office that determines the judicial processes.