Imagens flagraram mais de dez tartarugas em uma única rede de pesca, que foi abandonada por pescadores dentro do mar e encontrada por biólogos várias horas depois. Presas, elas não conseguem subir até a superfície para respirar e morrem em poucos minutos.
The beach Abaís, Sergipe, is the record holder: 40 dead turtles have been found this year, compared to six in the past year. Because of the death of turtles, IBAMA agents and Federal Police have increased surveillance in the coastal state. The suspicion is that the deaths were caused by irregular fishing.
Images caught him more than ten turtles in a single fishing net, which was dropped into the sea by fishermen and biologists found several hours later. Prey, they can not rise to the surface to breathe and die within minutes.
"The result is that we lose an animal in adulthood, prevents new born puppies, so this is a big risk for us to have a population decrease," says Aline Carneiro Castle, a biologist from Tamar project.