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Sea turtle euthanized after net entanglement

Courtesy: The Garden Island Newspaper (via contributor). Courtesy: The Garden Island Newspaper (via contributor).
HANALEI, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A young green sea turtle was euthanized on Kauai on Monday after washing ashore near the Princeville Resort.

Authorities say the 80-pound animal got tangled in a plastic gill net, and may have been trapped for weeks or even months before washing ashore.

The Garden Island newspaper reports that the turtle had two broken flippers and was unable to move when crews found it on the beach.

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