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Hundreds of endangered sea turtles have been found dead along Bangladesh’s coast over the past two weeks, triggering concerns about pollution and local fishing practices, an official said Thursday. A team of four scientists has launched an investigation into the deaths of the olive ridley turtles, said Jafar Ahmed, a top official in the government’s marine fisheries department.

Scientists have discovered 65 dead so far along a three-mile stretch of the coast, and hundreds more in the area, which is a higher than normal. They have not officially said how they have died, but do mention that there has been an increase of illegal fishing nets in the nearby waters. When these fishermen accidentally catch the turtles they try releasing them, but do not release them properly, causing them to die and wash ashore.

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