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Dead turtles, dolphins wash up at Phuket’s Mai Khao Beach

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Five turtles and two dolphins have died at Mai Khao Beach in the last month or so, with the majority left drowned or injured after they were caught in fishing nets.

turtleSea Turtle Conservation Centre Manager Kitiphat Sapkoon said the turtles were Olive Ridley and Hawksbill.

Officials believed they sea animals died from being trapped in fishing nets because there are often many nets washed up on the beach, and some of the turtles had fishing-net related injuries

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