On 20 June 2020, a sea turtle was reported stranded on a beach at Doëlan, in Finistère (29).
Reported by a pedestrian, the animal was taken in charge by Océanopolis, correspondent of the Eastern Atlantic Marine Turtle Network (RTMAE), as well as by the French Office for Biodiversity (OFB). On its arrival on 22 June, the young Caretta caretta turtle weighed 10 kg 860 for 39.4 cm of straight carapace length. One month later, its weight had already increased (11 kg 824) when its straight carapace length measured 39.9 cm. Rehydration, local care and calcium intake enabled this individual to recover and return to the ocean on 22 July.
Equipped with a satellite transmitter, this loggerhead turtle invites us to travel with it.