Mexico is investigating why mass death struck the vulnerable turtles. “Ghost nets” could be to blame.
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More than 300 dead Olive Ridley sea turtles were found floating near the coast of Oaxaca, Mexico on August 28, 2018. The Mexican government is investigating the cause of the mass death. The turtles may have been bycatch, caught in “ghost nets”—fishing nets inadvertently lost at sea. They are considered vulnerable to extinction by the IUCN, though they are the most abundant sea turtle species.

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