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

Nick Bonomo nbonomo at gmail.com
Wed Oct 9 14:25:42 EDT 2013


FYI Fishermen in the eastern sound had been reporting a couple of these over the past month or so, alive, mid-sound.

I do not spend any time in the eastern sound so I do not know how typical that is.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford

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On Oct 9, 2013, at 1:29 PM, kmueller at ntplx.net wrote:

> 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!
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> Quoting charles barnard jr <chbarnjr at gmail.com>:
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>> 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.
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>> On Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 1:07 PM, Lynn Jones <lynnjones11 at gmail.com> wrote:
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>>> 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.
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>>> On Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 12:44 PM, <kmueller at ntplx.net> wrote:
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>>>> Sorry to hear that CHarlie! Did you contact SEANET??
>>>> 
>>>> Keith Mueller
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>>>> 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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