Ngo Gia Manh, a 20-year-old resident of Co To District in Quang Ninh Province, recently reported his sighting of a sea turtle while sailing off the island. The turtle is estimated to weigh nearly 20 kilograms and was seen hopping and swimming near Manh’s boat from a distance of 50 meters. This is the first sighting of a sea turtle in over 10 years in the area. The district previously released a 125-kilogram turtle into the ocean. In addition to the turtle sighting, a dolphin was also spotted in the waters off Co To Island in late 2022. These sightings are positive indicators of a healthier marine environment, which is attributed to the district’s efforts in beach clean-ups and reducing plastic waste. The presence of sea turtles and dolphins in the area is a good sign of the recovery of marine resources. The Co To coastal area is recognized by the government as a national marine reserve due to its rich diversity of sea creatures. Stay updated with the latest news about Vietnam by following us on Facebook or Twitter.