British Divers Marine Life Rescue
British Divers Marine Life Rescue (photo: Steve Marsh)
British Divers Marine Rescue

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2005-02-04 15:31:02

Rare turtle update, Cornwall

Following on from the turtle rescued by Cornish Medics earlier this week, we have been in touch with the Blue Reef Aquarium to get updates on its condition.

3rd February: The turtle was noticed to have an infection, due to the pinkish colour of its underside. It was also re-identified as a Kemp’s Ridley after closer examination, not a Loggerhead turtle.

4th February: I've just got off the phone with the Aquarium. Sadly, the turtle has not survived. The body has been sent for a Post Mortem.

Medic Dan Jarvis
BDMLR West Cornwall
(Newquay - Land's End - St Austell)