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Lebanese city Tripoli, holds a string of four small islands offshore (ARCHIPELAGOS). The Palm Islands were declared a protected area because of their status of haven for endangered loggerhead turtles (Chelona mydas), rare monk seals and migratory birds. Several globally threatened bird species such as Audouin’s Gull, Dalmatian Pelican, and Corncrake can be observed here. The reserve has been designated …

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Dead sea turtle washes up on polluted Lebanon coast

By Mohammed Zaatari| The Daily Star A dead sea turtle believed to be more than 50 years old washed up on a south Lebanon beach Thursday, after apparently choking on plastic grocery bags it mistook for jellyfish. The turtle was discovered by a group of young men while exercising on the beach, sources in Tyre told The Daily Star. Environmentalist …

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