Hundreds of Sea Turtles Found Dead
The massive die off in El Salvador raises big questions for scientists.
As many as 300 to 400 dead sea turtles were found off the coast of El Salvador in Jiquilisco Bay late last month.
Locals began to spot the decomposing sea turtle carcasses as early as October 28, but the massive die off wasn't made public until El Salvador's ministry of environment and natural resources announced the event on Twitter Thursday and provided local reporters with information.
So far, authorities are still in the process of collecting information, and details on exact numbers or the cause of the die off have been scarce. Several turtle species live in the area—hawksbills, leatherbacks, olive ridleys, and green turtles.
Thus far it appears ridleys have been the most impacted.
The die off is