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Turtle Found on Porto Santo Beach

Earlier today a dead turtle, measuring almost two metres was discovered on the beach in Porto Santo. According to Thomas Dellinger, who published the photograph of the reptile on social media, it is a Leatherback turtle ‘dermochelys coriacea’.

According to the University of Madeira professor, the reptile is now undergoing registration and all details collated will be made available to scientific bodies including the Government, IFCN, Fisheries and University.

Samantha Gannon

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