Smashed Sea Turtle Shell - Kenting (22-23May10) C 194.jpg
Kenting, Taiwan -- Smashed sea turtle shell.
This photo shows the outer shell of a sea turtle. The front was cracked and smashed to pieces, most likely by the jet-ski activity near the dive site.
The picture was taken close to a popular tourist beach in Kenting. Every weekend several thousand local and foreign tourists descend on this small tourist town at the southern tip of Taiwan and engage in water sports and other activities that clearly damage the fauna of this protected marine park area.
As an underwater naturalist, images like this break my heart.