Rare Loggerhead Turtle Rescued!

120 Lbs awkward to safely transportOn January 14, 2014, KIDO Turtle Team rescued a rare specimen of female Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta). Loggerheads were frequently encountered by divers 20 years ago in Carriacou waters; this is the first seen in 8 years! Worldwide the Loggerhead Turtle is an IUCN classified endangered species.

Rescued female Loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta)

 

To date KIDO rescued,tagged & safely released 328 turtles. This Loggerhead was the first turtle rescue of 2014.
 

Photographer  Davon Baker checks the Loggerhead tracks, which will be duly erased, to prevent poachers from assuming a nesting event occurred on the beach

Please read and sign our petition to stop turtle hunting in Grenada
 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/228/115/847/

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