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Turtles expected to return after 120 km travel

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KUWAIT CITY, Aug 27: Nearly a week after the two sea turtles that left the Qaruh Island last Saturday, they are heading south to the territorial waters outside Kuwait, and are said have traveled more than 120 kilometers, amid expectations of their return again, reports Al-Rai daily.

Sheikha Al-Ibrahim, director of the Public Relations and Media Department, the official spokesperson for the Environment Public Authority, told the daily that the authority is making great efforts to preserve wildlife in compliance with international conventions. She pointed out that “there are between 5 and 6 species of sea turtles that are currently being monitored according to international agreements.”

The head of the “Senyar”, diving team Hussein Al-Qallaf who contributed to this campaign, told Al-Rai that the tracking devices connected to satellites were installed on two green turtles,” pointing out that the team’s role in this campaign was to “transport Turtles to Qaruh Island and photograph them underwater.