Thursday, June 4, 2009

Shark Attack on Sea Turtle ?

Sadly, this Loggerhead sea turtle reached her final resting place May 31, 2009. Gulf Shores visitors reported watching the turtle float towards the beach. Dogged by a flotilla of sharks, one described as being 10 feet in length, she was dead on arrival. The carapace measured 27" wide by 36" long. The head circumference was 25 1/2" and she weighed about 200 lbs. Another magnificent animal lost, the 3rd on our "Share the Beach" area since May 1st.