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Friday, May 27, 2016

Stranded Kemps Ridley, Cherry Grove Section, NMB

Thursday, May 26, NMB STP was alerted by NMB Beach Patrol of a small dead turtle washed up on the beach, just north of the Sea Mtn HWY beach access.  

Sure enough, a good size Kemps Ridley, seemed to be in good condition but close examination showed a wound to it's head, just above it's right eye.  Right eye area was very swollen.  Mouth was locked shut but blood could be seen, pooled inside.  Soft tissue around flippers, neck area was bloated due to decomposition.


Such a shame!!!

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