Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Largest Turtle

Photo from Marine Conservation Society
The largest turtle ever recorded anywhere in the world washed up dead at Harlech North Wales in 1988. It was a male leatherback that drowned after becoming entangled in buoy ropes and it weighed 916kg and measured 2.91 metres in length (pictured above). It is now on display at the National Museum and Galleries of Wales in Cardiff.

Source: Marine Conservation Society

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