The explosion killed 11 workers and spewed an estimated 795 million litres of oil before it was capped 87 days later.
Gillnet fisheries have high bycatch rates of threatened marine life like turtles, whales, dolphins, seabirds.
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Sea turtle have been around for the last 220 million years. since the time of the dinosaurs.
Anuja Mital and Sneha Dharwadkar host a celebration every year on World Turtle Day, with a week-long spotting event. They also run a Facebook page called Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises of India, where they encourage people to post photographs of turtles and tortoises they have spotted all over India. Social media is a good outreach platform and we cannot conserve animals without the help of the community, they say.
The Pacific Ridley turtles were found trapped in a banned type of fishing net, authorities said.
The turtles were found on the beaches of Puerto Arista, a small town on the Pacific coast.
Kélonia, where sea turtles were previously hunted, is now a place where wounded or sick turtles are rehabilitated before they can be released back into the sea | #FirstCulture
The soft-shell N nigricans turtles, a rare species found only in the tank of the Tripureswari Temple in Gomati district of Tripura, is facing extinction