Beach Goers To Report Endangered Leatherback Turtle Sightings, UK

leatherback turtles
Photo source: Scott R. Benson, NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center/ NOAA


The leatherback turtle has a unique biology among turtles. Its circulatory system and internal shell structure enable it to withstand cooler temperatures and dive deeper than other species. It often turns up in UK waters.

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) wants the public to report any turtles they see during August, the peak time to spot the creatures in UK waters, to see if there are any hotspots for them or areas where conservation measures are needed…

Read Full Article, The Marine Conservation Society