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Leatherback turtle sightings off Bridges of Ross

Two leatherback turtles were sighted from Bridges of Ross last weekend.

One each was seen on Saturday 27 August at 08:45 am and one on Sunday 28 August at 14:00. Both were seen by Dick Coombes and other birdwatchers during land watches, using telescopes.

Both animals seen were very large c8-9ft and appeared to be travelling west bound, and were within 400m of land.


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