turtles and terrapins

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

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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
1975 NR152324 Rhinns of Islay (plotted 12 miles S of Portnahaven) 0 Alastair MacLellan Sighted at 50 yds from half-decker 'Cresta'. Large turtle, Grey in colour. Unconfirmed leatherback.
1986 NR167557 Lossit Bay, 1 mile W 0 James Mcarthur Sighted from the 'Kathryn Hanna' off Ellister Farm, . Between 2-2.5 feet long. Dirty brown in colour.
1996 NR179509 Rhinns of Islay 0 James Brown Uplifted and kept for several days before being released into Loch Indaal at Port Charlotte (NR2558)
05/09/1990 NR201600 Kilchiaran Bay 0 Dr Malcolm Ogilvie Beached, very dead, decomposing. Not suitable for PM. No head, length 185cm. Carapace 135 x 95 cm.
21/02/1992 NR400980 Kiloran Bay, Colonsay 0 Richard Gulliver Possibly T1999/38 sighted alive on 31/12/1999 at NR787946
10/12/1996 NR292600 Kilchiaran Bay 0 Unknown Sighted at 100 yds, swimming north