A sea turtle of a rare species weighing 15 kg was released to the sea on March 21 in the southern province of Bac Lieu.

According to experts, the species, scientifically known as Cretta Caretta, is in danger of extinction.

In Vietnam , this kind of turtle lives mainly in Bach Long Vi and Cat Ba islands in the northern port city of Hai Phong .

The turtle was netted in Nha Mat estuary, Bac Lieu city and then sold to a local.-VNA