Loggerhead Sea Turtle on Vanderbilt Beach in Naples
During the Turtle Journal beach patrol this morning in Southwest Florida, Sue Wieber Nourse found a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle that had washed ashore with the high tide on Vanderbilt Beach in Naples. This animal, covered with barnacles, likely is a remnant of the massive cold-stunning event that hit the Florida coast in January.
SW Florida Loggerhead Sea Turtle
The stranded animal was reported to appropriate authorities by Turtle Journal through the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida in Naples.
Cellphone Video of Stranded Florida Loggerhead
Other fun beach treasures found on the Turtle Journal morning patrol include the following.
SW Florida “Mermaid Purse” Skate Sac
SW Florida Sea Star
SW Florida Fossilized Seashell