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When Fisher men Saw Turtle Floating In The Water, They Realized He Desperately Needed Help

When Fisher men Saw Turtle Floating In The Water, They Realized He Desperately Needed Help


Ballo when fisher men saw a sick turtle floating in the water they realized he desperately needed help when a group of Tasmanian fisherman noticed a turtle floating out in the southern ocean they though it was a incongruous site and they decided to investigate. They knew the animal was way out of its comfort zone that far south, but when they maneuvered their boat closer the fishing party realized the turtle was not in a good way at all AT ALL that’s when they downed their nets, and decided to help the desperate creature instead. When they made their siting on January of 2017 The Fishermen had been trailing off the south eastern coast tasmania the Australian island state is located in the southern ocean and is surrounded by a fascinating array of sea life as well as many species that are native to the region Tasmanian waters place host to a number visiting whales dolphins , seals, and sea birds. So, it’s safe to say that any one who spends time on the open seas near Tasmania, will see their fair share of marine life. However, when the fisher man spotted one animal on their outing, it gave them pause. that’s because the creature was a Logger head sea turtle. Which, is far from native to local waters. Worryingly, the turtle the fisherman had found did not look too hot. The 220 pound adult male appeared to be very lethargic and sickly. His energy levels were so low that he was unable to submerge himself when the boat approached. Furthermore, he was carrying a lot of barnacles. The presence of so many of these sea parasites indicated the turtle had been inactive possibly from illness for some time. Concerned by the condition of their catch, the fisherman decided to call the Marine Conservation program. Based out of Hobart, this organization monitors the populations of Tasmania’s ocean based mammals and sea birds. It’s hotline primarily functions to allow the public to report sightings of aquatic mammals in distress. However, it was more than willing to send out some of it’s operators to assist the the ailing turtle. While they awaited help from the Marine Conservation Program, the fisherman tried to pull the loggerhead out of their vessel. “We were so happy to help this turtle in distress” one of their number, Richard Moore, revealed on Facebook. “We spent three hours on the bay at white beach trying to get him on our boat. It was such a great moment when we dragged him on board.” Soon , staff from the Marine Conservation Program came to relieve the fisher man. The deputation from the Marine Wildlife well fare group arranged temporary accommodation for the turtle over night at the near by Denaley fish mart they also organized a veterinarian appointment for him the following morning. In the mean time, the conservationists set about the painstaking task of removing the barnacles from the patient. They had to carry out this process one by one, to prevent from damaging the turtle. One of the rescue teams biggest concerns was the distinct possibility the loggerhead could consume trash from the ocean. {Stop polluting it} almost 26,500 tons of plastic makes it’s way into the world seas, each year. So, it’s easy for marine life to ingest those items. And , due to a strange similarity to other sea creatures, one of the biggest threats to turtles are plastic bags. Loggerhead seat turtles often confuse floating plastic bags to jellyfish.Which are a staple element in the species diet. However, once consumed the bags can cause catastrophic damage. They can become lodged in a turtles intestines, preventing them from absorbing nutrients, and even cause the unfortunate animal to suffocate, or starve. With that in mind, it was key that his rescuers got the turtle to a veterinarian, as soon as possible when they did they posted an update on the Marine conservation program’s facebook page. “The turtle was given a full veterinary assessment today, including X-rays to rule out some common culprits.”, it read. Thankfully, the veterinary examination found no trace of plastic in the turtle’s system. This was good news for all those involved. It meant Marine animal experts could concentrate on getting the animal better. As a result, they wasted no time getting the loggerhead on the road to recovery. The turtle has been given fluids and stripped of it’s barnacle hitch-hikers. The Marine conservation program post updated those following the story. What puzzled it’s rescuers the most was how the turtle had arrived in Tasmanian waters in the first place. In Australia, loggerhead turtles breed only on the Great Barrier reef, in Queensland and Northern-western Australia, to begin with, The facebook update continued. However, this animal could belong to One of ten sub-populations. Genetic analysis of loggerhead turtles found that Tasmania showed some originated from as far away as Oman? The Marine conservation program update gave no indication as to what had caused the captured turtle’s lethargic state. However, it may well have been because the waters off the coast of Tasmania were simply too cold for the creature. That is because water temperatures can have a major, and sometimes tragic, effect on loggerhead sea turtle’s metabolic rates. Logger head’s can become lethargic when entering water between 55 degrees and 59 degrees Fahrenheit, which, as we’ve seen is around the range of the sea temperature around Tasmania. If the temperature drops five degrees lower the animals begin to float, and take on a stunned appearance. Usually turtles avoid this scenario by migrati
ng to warmer waters as, and when, is needed. One theory online, suggested the turtle had landed himself in cold water after unwisely following a food source too far south. One Facebook user in Tasmania claimed that they had spotted an influx of the Portuguese manawar on the island’s beaches and since the loggerheads are known to eat the deadly jelly fish -type creature the poster suggested that this is what the turtle was after. According to National Geographic Magazine, the loggerhead sea turtle has been considered a threatened species since 1978. Threats to the species existence include pollution trowing, and of course, marine garbage. To combat these issues , a number of international conservation efforts are currently under way. Tragically, some efforts were too late for the Tasmanian turtle. In a sad update made in late February of 2017 The Marine Conservation Program told it’s followers that the loggerhead had a serious lung infection that had not responded to treatment. It was all just too much for the poor fellow after his ordeal.With heavy hearts knowing, that with the animal’s population at risk every turtle life is vital. Veterinarian experts at the organization took the merciful decision to put the patient down. So , the Tasmanian fisherman had joined a long line of animal lovers, doing their utmost to save the loggerhead. It was just unfortunate that their rescue came too late in the day for The Marine Conservation Program to save the poor creature. Never the less, with the loggerhead sea turtle in peril, the fishing party did the right thing and should still be applauded. Thanks for watching, don’t forget to subscribe.

100 comments on “When Fisher men Saw Turtle Floating In The Water, They Realized He Desperately Needed Help

  1. Well I wished I'd never watched this now I thought there would be a happy ending not o yeah by the way he died cheers for that 😢 🐢 ♥

  2. I randomly click the thumbnail just to see how they remove the parasites. But instead getting what I'm looking for, I end up with master degree in marine biology..

  3. This makes me very sad. I have loved sea turtles ever since a sea
    turtle (I think it was a green sea turtle) became my friend and
    companion when I was snorkeling in Hawaii. He must have liked me (or
    been curious) because he followed me around the entire time. Sometimes I
    would reach out and gently touch him and sometimes his body would brush
    against mine when a wave pushed him into me. He was by my side the
    whole time until I had to leave because it was getting late. Ever since
    that wonderful experience I have loved sea turtles even though I have
    never had a chance since then to experience something like that.

  4. How can fisherman who kill animals for a living and deprive other animals of food be called “animal lovers” that’s infuriating.

  5. All of the man made things that he name that endangered turtles not one of them hurt this turtle it was Barnacles and lung infection had nothing to do with plastic bags or trash or whatever else he named it was a freaking lung infection and barnacle that killed this poor turtle That's Mother Nature

  6. That's not a jellyfish… it's a Portuguese Man of War… Do 2 seconds of research please. PS: the Portuguese Man of War is so amazing! Read up on "it" (it's not even an 'it')

  7. Thank you for trying to help. If we don’t try, we will not succeed even when there isn’t anything as serious happening as the lung infection this poor fellow had. 😕

  8. Yea I didnt get through the entire video after that 3 intros put me off. Choose one of it man. Barnacles!

  9. Turtle: I am ok!
    Human: no, u a not ok, we try to save u.
    Turtle: oh, thank god.
    Human: ur condition is so bad, but we can treat you, it is too late.
    Turtle: what happen?
    Human: we can not let u suffer, so we have to kill u.
    Turtle: but I just want to live, leave me alone.
    Human: no, we can not stand there and do nothing, we try to save u species, we will kill u, and u will appreciate it.

  10. Fifty-five degree water is damn cold and for an animal that's cold-blooded it certainly would make it lethargic.

  11. Those barnacles should have been removed immediately , not 2 days later for vet care , very sad the turtle passed away. """"Angel Turtle """

  12. Praise Almighty, Loving, Most Beautiful Lord Father God for people who help HIS creatures and animals in HIS, Most Beautiful, Loving and Only Saving SON, KING JESUS WORTHY HONORABLE AND PRAISEWORTHY NAME!!!! Amen. Thank You Beautiful Lord God!!! Thank You Beautiful Lord King Jesus!!!!

  13. God bless the fishermen and everyone else who helped the turtle. I'm sorry to hear he didn't make it but his Spirit is now happy and healthy on the Other Side.

  14. Barnacles are mostly harmless, provide useful hunting camouflage , and are easily removed by the turtle scraping itself off on a rock, assuming you'd think the turtle actually wants it off… Now, barnacles on a ship brings drag, which means you need more resources and energy, therefore more fuel or frantic rowing, to move the ship. But a turtle is a frikkin' dinosaur: it won't even feel the things.

  15. People should really stop using plastic. Especially plastic water bottles and we should always carry a water bottle and refill it. We should also have cloth bags for shopping

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  17. I blame Walmart and many other stores that use plastic bags,for making sea turtles endangered.😠🤕🐢

  18. These stories always end up the almost the same. First they go through some seemingly unusualy and lengthy process to supposedly help an animal, instead of jst getting the barnacles off of him immediately and b done with it. Then the story changes to, "the animal started to recover and is doing well in their care"… then towards the end, they say "unfortunately so and so happened unexpectedly and the animal could not recover even with all the efforts of the great helpers".

  19. I hate sad endings😡save your heart some pain and don’t watch these assholes drag you to the end just to piss you off

  20. We destroy everything, in the ground, in water and in the air. We will die soon…. And also the conflict with Iran, that's all we lack. Bravo!

  21. If the same amount of people who pretend to be outraged, actually went outside and did something to help make the world better, change would’ve happened long ago. But most people would rather sit on their asses, watching these types of videos all day, and complain about it. Saying “Humans are awful” “I hate people” “Humans destroy everything” does nothing but ease the conscience lazy asses. So stop complaining, and volunteer!!

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