Cedros villagers help stranded leatherback turtle back out to sea

Cedros villagers and fishermen are being praised today for assisting a leatherback turtle back to the ocean.

The act of kindness was recorded at Columbus Bay beach in Cedros.

Fishermen in the area saw the turtle in difficulty at the beach this morning and joined together to help the turtle with ropes and muscle.

The leatherback turtle seemed to have come ashore to lay eggs as it's the nesting season for the turtles.

The video was posted on social media by Joni Ramdass.

Met Office lifts hazardous seas alert

The Meteorological Services has discontinued the hazardous seas warning for Trinidad and Tobago.

It states on its website that "long period swells are no longer observed in the coastal waters of Trinidad and Tobago".

The Met Services had issued the warning for the northern coastlines of Trinidad and Tobago, to run from Thursday to Saturday this week.

The rough seas warning was given an Orange Level Alert via the new early warning system.

However, the alert has now reverted to green, signifying that there is no present hazard.

MY EYE: Garbage pile-up in St Augustine

This photo was sent to us by "Truetrini" using the My Eye feature in the CNC3 App.

Truetrini titled this photo, "Wilson Street garbage pile up - St. Augustine" and added that "this is a health issue and three schools are on this street".

We trust that the regional authority will look into this matter.

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ODPM advises caution on east-coast beaches with Sargassum seaweed

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) is advising citizens, tourists and all marine interests to be vigilant and exercise caution when on the nation’s beaches and venturing out to sea in light of reports of sargassum seaweed.

The ODPM says it has received reports that significant quantities of sargassum seaweed have been observed off the east-south-east coast of Trinidad, mainly in the Point Radix, Manzanilla and Mayaro areas.

Sargassum is a genus of large brown seaweed (a type of algae) that floats in island-like masses.

EMA warns of $100,000 fine and prison term for the fools still doing this to endangered turtles

The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) says it "strongly condemns" the ill-treatment of a leatherback turtle, an environmentally sensitive species, as shared recently via video post on Facebook.

The post made by a concerned individual shows a few persons harassing a leatherback turtle attempting to return to sea.

The EMA is appealing to citizens to refrain from harming environmentally sensitive species such as the turtle featured on the video, and all wildlife in general.