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RE: Dead loggerhead in NJ (graphic)

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Posted by: buslady at Fri Aug 8 23:08:46 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by buslady ]  
   

>>Hello, I am new to the forum and wanted to introduce myself. I am currently a senior biology major/environmental studies minor at Ithaca College. This summer I am completing an internship at the Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor, NJ, focusing on the conservation of the Diamondback Terrapin.
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>>Last month we received a call regarding a dead loggerhead turtle that had washed ashore at a local beach. Dr. Roger Wood (Research Director at the institute, Professor at Richard Stockton College of NJ), Dr. Patrick Baker (research scientist at the institute, professor at Swarthmore College) and I went to check it out...
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>>Investigating the scene
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>>Dr. Wood points out the probable cause of death...
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>>...injury from a boat propeller
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>>It looked like it was about to burst
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>>I probably shouldn't look so happy, but it was my first time encountering a loggerhead and was exciting nonetheless
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yeah it is interesting even if it was a dead one, you learned to look for clues on it's cause of death.

It's sad tho, i dont see a long tail, a female? All those possible generations, gone.
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Buslady
Keeper of 6 painted wood turtles, 1 spot and 1 reeves


   

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