It was sometime last week and we were heading towards the Gua Kelawar (Bat Cave) in Kilim Geoforest Park located at the eastern part of Langkawi. What it looked like from a distance was a huge white rock floating towards us. As it got closer to our boat, it drifted past us silently. We went silent upon seeing it. We wanted to hear its story but it was silent and somehow, we understood the fate of this "white rock" from the nasty smell we picked up from its surrounding.
I guess your guess is just the same as mine. Click on for closed up pictures.
Unidentified turtle species
I am not sure which species this turtle is and please let us know if anyone could identify it.
From the picture, you can see a huge slit across the rear of the carapace. The slit could possibly be caused by a speed boat running over it when it was out in the open sea. It was later drifted by the current into the mangroves.
I have yet to see a turtle swimming in the waters of Langkawi. Each turtle that I encountered here were the ones floating and lifeless. Rest in peace...