British Isles Turtle Strandings Rise in Storms (UK)

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A young barnacle-encrusted loggerhead turtle was found stranded at Gwithian beach in Cornwall on 6 January and was taken to the Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay A young barnacle-encrusted loggerhead turtle was found stranded at Gwithian beach in Cornwall on 6 January and was taken to the Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay

January 12th, 2016 (Jonathan Morris). Winter storms have led to a spike in the number of turtles washed up in the British Isles.

Sixteen warm-water turtles were found on shorelines in December – the highest number for that month since 2008, according to Marine Environmental Monitoring and Cork Nature Network.

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