Indonesia saved Turtle that was endangered by the deadly tsunami that stroke the nation recently. The rescue team that saved the turtle were actually searching for victims of the natural disaster and then stumbled open a giant see turtle trapped in a pile of marine trash.
It took the efforts of four able bodied men to carry up the turtle and help it back to the sea to go. Just the latest in a string of turtle rescues along the country’s devastated coast.
“The turtle was really large and it got stuck in a pile of rubbish, lying almost upside down,” Adi Ayangsyah, a member of a search and rescue team in hard-hit Lampung on Sumatra island, told AFP Friday.
The Indonesia saved turtle was “probably about 30 kilograms (66 pounds)”. According to Adi Ayangsyah.
Record has it that this week alone, Indonesia saved Turtle amount to 15 in the same area.
“We think they were swept ashore by the tsunami,” said Teguh Ismail, head of Lampung’s conservation agency. But they didn’t have any wounds so we got them back in the water.”
An eruption of the Anak Krakatoa volcano, which sits in the middle of the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra islands, caused a section of the crater to collapse and slide into the ocean, triggering the killer tsunami on Saturday evening.
On Friday, the death toll was 430 with 159 people still missing. Hopes for finding more survivors are really not in existence, nevertheless, the hunt isn’t limited to human victims alone.
“We’ll keep our eye out for other stranded turtles as well,” Ayangsyah said.
“For us, all lives matter. Human or animal — we’ll try to rescue them all.”
Indonesia has lost countless lives in similar natural disaster in the past, fears are that no solution exist for now.
The US geological survey may not be able to get record of this very strike including the Indonesia saved Turtle since the US government was shut down at the period.