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

kmueller at ntplx.net kmueller at ntplx.net
Wed Oct 9 15:42:55 EDT 2013


Great news Jacob.....Thanks for updating us!


Quoting Jacob Musser <jacob.musser at yale.edu>:

> Hey everyone,
>
> Thanks for all the updates on the turtle.  I managed to get out  
> yesterday to see it.  It is truly an awe-inspiring creature, and was  
> also terribly sad to see it dead. Since there has been some  
> discussion about letting various authorities know, I just wanted to  
> pass along some information for people concerned about what is  
> happening with the turtle.  First of all, since yesterday morning  
> there has been a lot of discussion amongst various organizations and  
> authorities on what is happening with it.  At this point the  
> resolution is that the Peabody Museum of Natural History is working  
> with the city of Milford and other regulatory agencies to have it  
> removed and used for education and science.  While it's terrible to  
> see one of these magnificent and endangered organisms dead, at least  
> we can use this as an opportunity to educate the public about these  
> magnificent creatures.
>
> Best,
> Jacob
>
>
>
> On 10/9/13 2:25 PM, Nick Bonomo wrote:
>> 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
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> 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!
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> 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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