Login | Create an Account

Users: 4116     Records: 294120

Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii)

Created: January 3rd, 2016 - 07:12 PM
Last Modified: March 14th, 2016 - 09:54 AM
Entered by: Andrea Howlett
Record 244411
Country:
United States
State:
Massachusetts
County:
Barnstable County
Time:
2016-01-01 08:04:00
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.

Vouchers

Comments

Posted by Andrea Howlett on Jan 05, 2016 at 08:57 AM

Yes, I will update the entry with the backstory. Mike and I are involved with rescuing cold-stunned sea turtles in Cape Cod Bay; we get to the beach right at/after high tide to see if any turtles have washed up. Unfortunately, the two we saw on this day were not alive.

Posted by Matt Ratcliffe on Jan 04, 2016 at 07:43 PM

Interesting - any backstory to this?