This sea turtle paid the price for negligence on behalf of the anglers who left their net afloat.
As anglers, we have an unspoken pact with the environment to leave each area as we found it.
Instances like this one, off the coast of Gran Canaria of the Canary Island, give anglers and conservationists worldwide a terrible name. Two kayakers came across a sea turtle struggling with a fishing net wrapped around its body.
The kayakers were able to get a hold safely of the sea turtle and release it back into the sea after they cut away the netting.
It appears to be regular netting, not the kind that fishers use for their catches. Let this video be a reminder to keep each fishing area exactly as we found it for the sake of the wildlife that call the water their home.