[CT Birds] OT: Leatherback Turtle on beach at Milford

kmueller at ntplx.net kmueller at ntplx.net
Wed Oct 9 13:29:30 EDT 2013


Thank You Charlie and everyone. So sad to see this happen...made me  
think back a month or so when we saw seven of them from the cod boat  
inside BLock Island on the way in. What a marvelous animal!



Quoting charles barnard jr <chbarnjr at gmail.com>:

> I could not contact SEANET regarding the Leatherback Turtle, because their
> website is shut down for maintenance until October 12. However, I did hear
> on NEWS 12 that "experts' had seen the turtle and estimated it to have been
> about 150 years old. No mention of who those "experts" were, but NEWS 12
> reporter said that the station would follow up to see what the cause of
> death was, if at all possible.
>
>
> On Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 1:07 PM, Lynn Jones <lynnjones11 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> After Steve Spector's report of this turtle yesterday I did pass along the
>> info to a colleague who contact people at Mystic (searesearch.org)  They
>> were going to notify their stranding coordinator.  I'm not sure where it
>> went from there but I was told they are the group who deals with these
>> creatures.
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 12:44 PM, <kmueller at ntplx.net> wrote:
>>
>>> Sorry to hear that CHarlie! Did you contact SEANET??
>>>
>>> Keith Mueller
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Quoting charles barnard jr <chbarnjr at gmail.com>:
>>>
>>>  A large (at least 4 1/2'), dead Leatherback Turtle was on the beach about
>>>> 75 yards East of the nesting spit at Milford Point this morning. I think
>>>> this stretch of beach is called Cedar Beach.  I approached it but did not
>>>> notice any ropes or buoys attached to the body. I didn't get that close,
>>>> so
>>>> maybe I just missed seeing any ropes that were there. Police and a
>>>> reporter
>>>> for NEWS 12 were at the scene.
>>>>
>>>> Charlie Barnard Jr.
>>>> Stratford
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>>
>> --
>> Lynn A. Jones
>> Museum Assistant
>> Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
>> New Haven, CT
>>
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