The female turtle, weighing about 40 kilograms,tangled up in a discarded fishing net, washed onto Karon Beach alive, was spotted by a tourist on the beach. A lifeguard, alerted to the situation, contacted the Phuket Marine Biological Center (PMBC) Endangered Species Unit.

Both of the turtle’s front flippers were cut and stuck in the fishing net. After the turtle was washed ashore, we helped her by cutting them free.