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A woman was arrested in Florida for allegedly trampling sea turtle nests



Yaqun Lu, 41, was seen on Saturday by witnesses and police officers in Miami Beach who "hit the sea turtle nest with a wooden pole and stomped their bare feet all over the nest," the affidavit said. [19659002] The area was closed to the public with yellow tape and a sign saying "Please do not disturb the Sea Turtle Nest", the affidavit states.

  Yaqun Lu

Lu, a Chinese citizen who gave the police a private address in Michigan, is being charged with harassment or abuse of sea turtles or eggs, according to online court records.

According to court records, Lu is represented by a public defender. CNN could not reach the public defender's office for comment.

According to the Miami Beach website, a number of sea turtle species are protected by both the US Endangered Species Act of 1973 and Florida Law.

Miami Beach serves as a nesting site According to the website, three species of sea turtles – loggerhead turtle, green turtle and leatherback turtle – have their habitat between April and early November.

"Luckily," police said in Miami Beach, "the eggs do not seem to be damaged."


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