299 Turtles Die After Water Line Break

Sep 29, 2012
The Reptile Report
by Robyn

The Reptile Report - Nearly 300 juvenile turtles died in mid-July after a water line break affected the water supply to some of the turtle tanks at the Cayman Turtle Farm in West Bay.

“We lost some 299 turtles, which were all between the ages of three- and five-years-old,” read a statement released by the Turtle Farm on Tuesday. “This loss has been very upsetting to the management and crew members involved in responding to the incident.”

All of the animals who died in the incident were Green Sea Turtles, according to farm spokesperson Tina Trumbach. The animals had to be disposed of and could not be harvested for sale of turtle meat, according to farm officials.

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