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Leatherback Sea Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea)

Created: August 12th, 2020 - 03:09 PM
Last Modified: August 12th, 2020 - 03:09 PM
Entered by: James Maughn
Record 339262
Country:
United States
State:
California
County:
San Francisco County
Time:
2020-08-11 09:30:00
Qty:
1
Age:
Adult
Sex:
--
Method:
Visual encounter
Habitat:
open ocean
Body Temperature:
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Air Temperature:
61.00F
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

The blurry ripple in the middle of the photo is the only shot I got of a Leatherback Sea Turtle that I spotted, and which was well seen by numerous people on the boat. A very large turtle with a leathery, ridged shell, and huge bulbous head. I missed the photo, and consequently this photo is hopeless for an ID, but I just wanted to log the sighting, as it was confirmed by our guide, and seen very clearly.