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Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii)

Created: January 3rd, 2016 - 07:11 PM
Last Modified: March 14th, 2016 - 10:01 AM
Entered by: Andrea (ZantiMissKnit) Howlett
Record 244410
Country:
United States
State:
Massachusetts
County:
Barnstable County
Time:
2016-01-01 08:35:00
Qty:
1
Age:
--
Sex:
--
Method:
Visual encounter
Habitat:
Beach
Body Temperature:
-----
Air Temperature:
39.00F
Ground Temperature:
-----
Humidity:
53%
Sky Conditions:
Partly Cloudy
Moon Phase:
Waning Gibbous
Elevation:
-----
Barometric Pressure:
29.93 mmHg

Notes

Part of a volunteer project for Mass Audubon. Turtle was transported to Mass Audubon's sanctuary in Wellfleet Bay. Turtle was found dead (obviously).

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Comments

Posted by Andrea (ZantiMissKnit) Howlett on Jan 06, 2016 at 12:08 PM

The stick in the background is where it was originally; from the time we initially marked it in the morning to the time we made it to the tip of the island and back, the gulls had moved it about 15 feet.

Posted by Stacy Schenkel on Jan 05, 2016 at 01:13 PM

eerie...but still cool to find!