Bali flips the story of its endangered sea turtles

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A large green sea turtle wallows listlessly in a tiled pool, missing a fin that had to be amputated after it got snared in a fishing net off the Indonesian island of Bali. Despite the creature’s forlorn appearance, it is one of the lucky ones and is expected to recover before being returned to the sea – and the multiple dangers that await it there. “Sea turtles are threatened in many different ways,” says Eddy Wayan, who has volunteered at the Turtle Conservation And Education Center (TCEC) sanctuary in Serangan since 2009. Other rescued specimens lying in adjacent tanks were injured in their …

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