Loggerhead Turtle

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This species has been recorded at locations shown on this map.

See below for details of individual records.



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Red dots on the maps indicate individual records with an accuracy of 1 km or better. Black squares are centred in those 10 km squares of the national grid in which there is at least one record at 10 km accuracy.

Date Gridref Site Quantity Recorder Comment
28/02/1991 NR382980 Port nam Fluichan, Colonsay 0 Sutcliffe, R. (1991: P196) 62cm long and 57cm wide. No PM carried out. Samples being sent to Bob Reid.
20/01/2000 NM721059 Lunga, near 0 Unknown Greenish yellow in colour. Large turtle sighted from MFV 'Independent'.
20/10/2003 NR205633 Machir Bay 0 Fiona MacGillivray Taken to Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh where it is stored frozen. 40-45cm across.
30/12/2007 NR280738 Ardnave, north Islay 0 Dr Malcolm Ogilvie Stranded dead, still entangled in rope. Probably drowned in lobster or crab pot gear. / EARLY SEPT
01/01/2008 NR425465 Ardbeg 0 Unknown Dead. Taken on board the MFV Three Brothers.
03/01/2008 NR277726 Ardnave 1 Gruinart Staff found dead