A large sea turtle has been found dead on Vera beach, just outside Garrucha. It was some 70 cm across. No news on how it died, but it probably ate too many plastic bags (they go after them in the water thinking they’re jellyfish). So if you’ve ever let a plastic bag fly away from you on the beach – YOU PROBABLY KILLED IT. Possibly.
It’s recently been the breeding season for them, and the few that are left in this area came ashore to lay their eggs. Earlier in the year three of these lovely creatures were found dead in a single day.