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Dozens of turtles, dolphins found dead in Guatemala; start investigation

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Dozens of turtles, dolphins found dead in Guatemala; start investigation

(Representational) At least 65 turtles, most of them of the Olive Ridley variety, and 14 dolphins were found dead earlier this week.—Unsplash
(Representational) At least 65 turtles, most of them of the Olive Ridley variety, and 14 dolphins were found dead earlier this week.—Unsplash

GAUTEMALA: Dozens of turtles, dolphins and other marine species have been found dead off Guatemala’s Pacific coast, officials said on Thursday, following an official investigation.

Guatemala’s National Council of Protected Areas said earlier this week at least 65 turtles, most of them of the Olive Ridley variety, and 14 dolphins were found dead. AFP,

The agency did not say where exactly the dead animals were found.

Agency officials believe the deaths may have been caused by heavy rains in recent days, which could have carried some of the toxic substances from the mainland into the sea.

Investigators are also looking into whether industrial fishing may have played a role in what is being developed offshore.

Experts in this Central American nation will now study animal remains to determine what caused the death.

Local officials along with volunteers were also trying to see if dead species could be found anywhere else.

Dozens of turtles, dolphins found dead in Guatemala; start investigation

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