Caring For The Sea

tortugas medanoThese pictures released yesterday by the Tenerife Cabildo show, yet again, the need for all of us to care for the sea as one of our most precious environmental assets as well as home to thousands of living species.

These turtles were rescued off the El Medano coast in April and are just two of the 1,200 rescued in the last 15 years by the insular rescue centre which is Cabildo funded.

According to the experts fishing nets are one of the main culprits, along with plastic bags and plastic can rings which choke the turtles and other marine creatures.