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Leatherback washed up in Essex

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Topic: Leatherback washed up in Essex
Posted By: GemmaJF
Subject: Leatherback washed up in Essex
Date Posted: 18 Dec 2019 at 11:41am
Bit of local news, found about a mile and half away from our house.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-50784094" rel="nofollow - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-50784094



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Posted By: chubsta
Date Posted: 19 Dec 2019 at 3:10pm
One was seen a few weeks back off Brighton, I guess it is possible it could be the same one, cant be that many this far up the Channel or in the North Sea...

Shame to see it like this though, would love to see one in the water


Posted By: Liz Heard
Date Posted: 20 Dec 2019 at 12:19pm
Me too. What an impressive beast the species is!

On a similar chelonian note, for anyone seeking a good book for Christmas, I would recommend the fascinating one I just finished on the story of the giant tortoises of the Seychelles, Mascarenes and Galapagos:


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sheltered-Life-Unexpected-History-Tortoise/dp/0195223969" rel="nofollow - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sheltered-Life-Unexpected-History-Tortoise/dp/0195223969


Posted By: Liz Heard
Date Posted: 22 Dec 2019 at 12:57pm
Just noticed this From last week. So that's two turtle species washing up in UK waters in just a few days - the largest and the rarest.


https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2019-12-20/critically-endangered-turtle-from-the-gulf-of-mexico-washed-up-on-welsh-beach/




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