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Leatherback Sea Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea)

Created: July 24th, 2018 - 01:39 AM
Last Modified: July 25th, 2018 - 09:37 AM
Entered by: James Maughn
Record 306549
Country:
United States
State:
California
County:
Monterey County
Time:
2018-07-22 08:10:00
Qty:
1
Age:
Adult
Sex:
--
Method:
Visual encounter
Habitat:
Bay with submarine canyon
Body Temperature:
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Air Temperature:
65.00F
Ground Temperature:
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Humidity:
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Sky Conditions:
Fog
Moon Phase:
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Elevation:
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Barometric Pressure:
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Notes

Seen on a whale watching cruise. Photo by Robin Agarwal, who was standing next to me. We both spotted the turtle. She lifted her camera, I lifted my binoculars. After two breathes, it was gone. We waited and searched for another fifteen minutes, but it never resurfaced. Robin kindly consented to my using her photo for this record.

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Comments

Posted by Matthew Gruen on Aug 01, 2018 at 06:23 PM

very very cool

Posted by Robert and Nicholas Hess on Jul 25, 2018 at 03:02 PM

Awesome!

Posted by James Maughn on Jul 25, 2018 at 09:41 AM

Thanks. I fixed the date. This sighting was just a couple of days ago.

Posted by Brian Hinds-AKA Fundad on Jul 24, 2018 at 07:13 AM

WOW........ Just Wow outstanding