Observation tortue luth - CESTM - Aquarium La Rochelle

Leatherback
Turtle Sighted!

Suivi des tortues
A call for vigilance on the part of Atlantic Observers!

Leatherback turtles are coming in close to our coastline to hunt their favourite prey, jellyfish!

 

You can see them most often in calmer weather, when the water is warmer and the jellyfish come up to the surface.

 

This leatherback turtle (photo (c) JJ Boubert) was observed on 18 May last, 100 nautical miles from the northern tip of Ile de Ré.

 

Send us your observations and join the ranks of our Atlantic Observers!

 

Read more about the Observers programme at http://www.aquarium-larochelle.com/centre-des-tortues/observations.

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