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Leatherback Sea Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea)

Created: January 16th, 2018 - 12:23 PM
Last Modified: January 16th, 2018 - 12:23 PM
Entered by: Andrea Howlett
Record 292702
Country:
United States
State:
Massachusetts
County:
Barnstable County
Time:
2017-12-23 09:45:00
Qty:
1
Age:
Juvenile
Sex:
--
Method:
Visual encounter
Habitat:
beach
Body Temperature:
-----
Air Temperature:
45.00F
Ground Temperature:
-----
Humidity:
97%
Sky Conditions:
Light rain
Moon Phase:
Waxing Crescent
Elevation:
-----
Barometric Pressure:
30.05 mmHg

Notes

Turtle had been found the week before and a necropsy was officially performed on the beach. It was determined to have been cold-stunned, which is uncommon but not unheard of in leatherbacks.

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