Dead sea turtle in San Jose

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SEA TURTLE: Was discovered by a group of divers.

A LARGE sea turtle was discovered dead in the sea off the coast of San Jose last weekend. The animal was discovered by a group of divers from Isub scuba-diving centre.

The divers immediately contacted marine rescue group Equinac which dispatched volunteers to the scene.

The turtle, a leatherback, one of the largest species of turtle on the planet was found to be in a poor state of deterioration and a necropsy could not be performed to establish the cause of death. The species is listed as endangered by the World Union for Nature.

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