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 Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE), Samoa

A report on the marine turtles tagged and released from the pond in Malua.

 Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE), Samoa

The 2009 tsunami waves that swept through parts of the Samoa Islands brought a lot of marine life with them, portions of which were stranded on land when the waves subsided. In addition to the reef fishes of varying sizes, marine turtles, a few sharks and dolphins were also stranded.

This report focuses on marine turtles and attempts to give an account on the number and fate of marine turtles that were stranded on land after the tsunami waves.