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Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta)

Created: January 15th, 2015 - 10:24 AM
Last Modified: January 15th, 2015 - 10:24 AM
Entered by: Andy Adams
Record 213350
Country:
United States
State:
Maryland
County:
Calvert County
Time:
2014-06-14 00:00:00
Qty:
1
Age:
Adult
Sex:
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Method:
Visual encounter
Habitat:
brackish estuary
Body Temperature:
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Humidity:
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Sky Conditions:
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Notes

floating carcass found by coworker

Vouchers

Comments

Posted by Andy Adams on Jan 16, 2015 at 08:59 AM

I thought so too. A few stray loggerheads sometimes get into the Bay, especially during the summer when they make their way up the east coast to get into the Atlantic current. Still never expect it though. This guy was pretty well-decomposed and could have washed in from the ocean.

Posted by Matt Ratcliffe on Jan 15, 2015 at 12:18 PM

Now that's an unexpected find! Though I think I've heard that they and Green Sea Turtles do show up in the Bay from time to time.