World Turtle News, 01/29/2017

Scan results ‘good news’ for health of stranded Lepidochelys olivacea

The Anglesey Sea Zoo team were up at 04:00 GMT to accompany Menai on the four-and-a-half hour, 267-mile (429 km) journey to the Hatfield college in a temperature-controlled van to receive a CAT scan. Menai is the first Olive Ridley turtle to be sighted in the UK since records began in 1748. She was severely hypothermic when found stranded near the zoo in November last year, around 15,000 miles from her usual habitat, which is normally warm and tropical waters primarily in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Click the link to read more and watch the video.

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Photo from BBC.

WTN Editor

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