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A picture of a turtle that died after becoming trapped in a wooden pallet off the coast of Javea has been widely distributed on social media, prompting outcries from many.

The creature was spotted off Cala de la Granadella last weekend and had become entangled between the pallet’s wooden spars, probably dying either from the heat or from not being able to submerge.

Most people are aware of the dangers of plastic to marine life but this shows that even seemingly more environmentally friendly materials such as wood still pose a danger and should be properly disposed of.

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