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Leatherback Sea Turtle Dermochelys coriacea

Observer

chrispincetich

Date

September 8, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Leatherback sea turtle observed by professional marine naturalist Isadore (Izzy) Szczepaniak to Leatherback Watch Program manager Dr. Chris Pincetich. Sighting was 9/8/2013 and sighting shared 9/13/2013

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Leatherback Sea Turtle Dermochelys coriacea

Observer

leatherback

Date

July 21, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

This leatherback was seen in Monterey Bay alongside a boat!

leatherback Project curator ID

Dermochelys coriacea

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Leatherback Sea Turtle Dermochelys coriacea

Observer

leatherback

Date

July 16, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Two leatherbacks were seen less than half a mile away from each other in Monterey Bay!

leatherback Project curator ID

Dermochelys coriacea

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Leatherback Sea Turtle Dermochelys coriacea

Observer

leatherback

Date

July 6, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Our friend saw this leatherback in Monterey Bay over the Fourth of July weekend!

leatherback Project curator ID

Dermochelys coriacea

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Leatherback Sea Turtle Dermochelys coriacea

Observer

leatherback

Date

July 2, 2013

Place

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Description

This leatherback was seen munching on brown nettle in Monterey Bay off of Moss Landing! Thanks Eric Mailander for the photo!

leatherback Project curator ID

Dermochelys coriacea

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Leatherback Sea Turtle Dermochelys coriacea

Observer

leatherback

Date

June 19, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

leatherback Project curator ID

Dermochelys coriacea

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Leatherback Sea Turtle Dermochelys coriacea

Observer

leatherback

Date

June 16, 2013

Place

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Description

A leatherback parked alongside a boat from Sanctuary Cruises and hung out for a while!

leatherback Project curator ID

Dermochelys coriacea

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Leatherback Sea Turtle Dermochelys coriacea

Observer

leatherback

Date

July 8, 2012

Place

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Description

Leatherback sea turtle seen off the coast of Santa Cruz on the 8 of july 2012 eating a jellyfish. This photo was taken by John Warren.

leatherback Project curator ID

Dermochelys coriacea

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Leatherback Sea Turtle Dermochelys coriacea

Observer

leatherback

Date

September 12, 2012

Place

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Description

Another Leatherback seen off the coast of California in Gulf of Farallons National Marin Sanctuary.

leatherback Project curator ID

Dermochelys coriacea

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Leatherback Sea Turtle Dermochelys coriacea

Observer

leatherback

Date

September 22, 2012

Place

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Description

Endangered Leatherback Sea turtle observed off the shore of California in the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary.

leatherback Project curator ID

Dermochelys coriacea

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Leatherback Sea Turtle Dermochelys coriacea

Observer

summermule

Date

September 12, 2012

Place

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Description

Large sea turtle with ridged back seen on the way back to Half Moon Bay from the Farallon Islands. Location approximate.

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Leatherback Sea Turtle Dermochelys coriacea

Observer

leatherback

Date

August 5, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

leatherback Project curator ID

Dermochelys coriacea

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Leatherback Sea Turtle Dermochelys coriacea

Observer

leatherback

Date

July 28, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

leatherback Project curator ID

Dermochelys coriacea

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No photos or sounds

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Leatherback Sea Turtle Dermochelys coriacea

Observer

leatherback

Date

July 16, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

leatherback Project curator ID

Dermochelys coriacea

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No photos or sounds

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Leatherback Sea Turtle Dermochelys coriacea

Observer

leatherback

Date

July 25, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

leatherback Project curator ID

Dermochelys coriacea

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No photos or sounds

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Leatherback Sea Turtle Dermochelys coriacea

Observer

leatherback

Date

July 20, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

leatherback Project curator ID

Dermochelys coriacea

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No photos or sounds

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Leatherback Sea Turtle Dermochelys coriacea

Observer

leatherback

Date

July 18, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

leatherback Project curator ID

Dermochelys coriacea

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No photos or sounds

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Leatherback Sea Turtle Dermochelys coriacea

Observer

leatherback

Date

July 26, 2012

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No photos or sounds

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Leatherback Sea Turtle Dermochelys coriacea

Observer

leatherback

Date

July 11, 2012

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No photos or sounds

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Leatherback Sea Turtle Dermochelys coriacea

Observer

leatherback

Date

July 22, 2012

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No photos or sounds

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Leatherback Sea Turtle Dermochelys coriacea

Observer

leatherback

Date

July 17, 2012

Place

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No photos or sounds

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Leatherback Sea Turtle Dermochelys coriacea

Observer

leatherback

Date

July 19, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

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No photos or sounds

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Leatherback Sea Turtle Dermochelys coriacea

Observer

leatherback

Date

November 3, 2011

Place

(Somewhere...)

leatherback Project curator ID

Dermochelys coriacea

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No photos or sounds

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Leatherback Sea Turtle Dermochelys coriacea

Observer

leatherback

Date

July 17, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

About 5 miles from Pillar Point Harbor

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No photos or sounds

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Leatherback Sea Turtle Dermochelys coriacea

Observer

leatherback

Date

July 14, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Was seen by Blue Ocean Whale Watching (www.blueoceanwhalewatch.com/)
They said, "Lots of sea nettles around. It spent a lot of time at the surface then pointed straight down to dive at which point we got to see its tail!"

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Leatherback Sea Turtle Dermochelys coriacea

Observer

leatherback

Date

August 29, 2011

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Seen by Blue Ocean Whale Watch http://www.blueoceanwhalewatch.com/

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Leatherback Sea Turtle Dermochelys coriacea

Observer

leatherback

Date

August 17, 2011

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Was seen a few miles out from Moss Landing. (Courtesy of Blue Ocean Whale Watch)

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Leatherback Sea Turtle Dermochelys coriacea

Observer

vatadon

Date

July 19, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

We saw a Leatherback Sea Turtle about 16 miles 260 degrees west of Westport, WA. USA. The water temp. was 56.8 degrees. The turtle was swimming westbound sort of doing the breast stroke, with each slow stroke his head would go underwater then pop up again and look around. The shell was like a quilted surface (no spots), looking prehistoric. The shell was approx 4 x 6 and he appeared to have a wing span of 6'-7' as he swam directly under our boat. (research identified this turtle as a male)

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Leatherback Sea Turtle Dermochelys coriacea

Observer

leatherback

Date

August 6, 2011

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Was seen in the proximity of another Leatherback. Seen by Blue Ocean Whale Watch www.blueoceanwhalewatch.com/

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No photos or sounds

What

Leatherback Sea Turtle Dermochelys coriacea

Observer

leatherback

Date

October 2, 2011

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Observed by the Salty Lady (saltylady.com)

leatherback Project curator ID

Dermochelys coriacea
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The goals of the Leatherback Watch Program are to work collaboratively with charter vessels, research expeditions, local yacht clubs an individuals to compile, record and communicate any and all sightings of leatherback sea turtles off the coasts of California, Oregon and Washington. We monitor sightings of critically endangered Pacific leatherback sea turtles for education and conservation ...more ↓

Mini leatherback created this project on May 22, 2012
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