Image Courtesy of Stefan Tanti
A heartbreaking photo of a dead turtle washed ashore at Balluta Bay surfaced earlier this week.
Nature Trust Malta confirmed the cause of death ; the turtle was found to have ingested multiple fishing hooks and fishing lines.
Every year, entanglement and ingestion of marine litter results in the death of hundreds of thousands of marine mammals worldwide.
Should you come across any endangered wild animal or turtle please call the Nature Trust - FEE Malta Wildlife Rescue hotline on 99999505.