Two green sea turtles return to their natural habitat in Cyprus

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Two green sea turtles return to their natural habitat in CyprusThey have been treated for propeller injuries

Two more green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas), Aphrodite and Anastasia, returned recently back to their natural habitat, after being found injured last August and receiving extensive treatment, the Fisheries and Marine Research Department of Cyprus’ Agriculture Ministry announced on Wednesday, CNA reports.

The turtles ingest fishhooks and plastic debris but more than half of their injuries are caused by humans, usually by blows to the head with oars and axes and fishermen are often blamed as repairing fishing nets damaged by turtles can be costly.

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