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The Department of Environment's turtle-rescue team sprang into action over the weekend to save a green sea turtle after it got stuck in a swimming pool.
A nurse shark was killed and two others, along with several species of fish, were rescued by Department of Environment officers after the marine creatures became trapped in a ‘ghost net’ in South Sound, near the Pallas wreck.
Diver Paul Egleston is healing and in good spirits after being bitten by a nurse shark on Saturday.
The National Conservation Law sets the closed season for lobster from March 1 through Nov. 30, and nobody is allowed to take lobster from Cayman waters during that period.
Lobster, conch, turtles and a parrot are among the illegally taken animals seized by environment enforcement officers in recent investigations, according to a report to the National Conservation Council.
Culling lionfish is sometimes compared to pulling weeds. As soon as you clear one patch, new specimens spring up elsewhere. “We don’t ever expect to eradicate them completely,” said Mark Orr.