Macabre turtle graveyard: 400 turtles die in now completely dry oldest water dam reservoir of Brazil

Brazil’s oldest dam has become a new turtle graveyard.

Now totally dry, Açude do Cedro is covered by more than 400 carcasses of dead turtle killed by the drought.

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A macabre turtle cemetery is currently being uncovered in the oldest dam water reservoir of Brazil. via La Patilla
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More than 400 carcasses of turtles have been discovered in the drought-sicken reservoir. via La Patilla

The dam was one of the first major works undertaken by the Brazilian government to combat drought.

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Dead turtles are covering the muddy bottom of Açude do Cedro in Brazil. via La Patilla
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The Brazilian government is covering up this new Brazilian ecosystem collapse. via La Patilla

However, the reservoir does not currently contain a single drop of water.

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Some environmentalists and biologists are currently investigating the cause and impact of this gigantic turtle mass die-off. via La Patilla
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Hopefully, a new generation of turtles will again populate this giant dam reservoir in Brazil… When the water is back. via La Patilla

The  “seriousness” of the situation was recently exposed by zoologist Hugo Fernandes-Ferreira who launched an urgent investigation on the impacts of the drought on the ecosystem.

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