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Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas)

Created: August 11th, 2016 - 10:34 PM
Last Modified: August 11th, 2016 - 10:34 PM
Entered by: Matthew Dowell
Record 263536
Country:
United States
State:
California
County:
Los Angeles County
Time:
2016-08-11 17:56:00
Qty:
1
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Comments

Posted by Robert and Nicholas Hess on Aug 12, 2016 at 03:27 PM

Thanks for the quick response. I freedive too and saw two turtles in the la jolla area earlier in July. The warm waters are bringing them farther north.
Thanks, Nicholas

Posted by Matthew Dowell on Aug 12, 2016 at 12:34 PM

Hi, Nicholas. I was freediving. The spot was Rat Beach, at the southern end of Santa Monica Bay. I very much doubt that the turtle is still there, as it swam off as I approached it. I never saw it again after the initial encounter.
-Matt

Posted by Robert and Nicholas Hess on Aug 12, 2016 at 12:04 PM

Were you scuba diving? if so do you mind if I ask you what spot? Thanks.
Nicholas

Posted by Matthew Dowell on Aug 11, 2016 at 11:00 PM

First sea turtle I've seen here out of approximately 100 dives over a span of 17 years!