APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Caretta caretta (Linnaeus, 1758) - Loggerhead sea turtle - Tallulah (Sea turtle images)
Loggerhead sea turtle
Caretta caretta
- three months after stranding 1

Loggerhead sea turtle
Caretta caretta
- Tallulah dorsal view 1

Loggerhead sea turtle
Caretta caretta
- Tallulah dorsal view 2

Loggerhead sea turtle
Caretta caretta
- Tallulah front view 1

Loggerhead sea turtle
Caretta caretta
- Tallulah head 1

Loggerhead sea turtle
Caretta caretta
- Tallulah head 2

A live juvenile Loggerhead sea turtle with Lepas hillii Gooseneck barnacles at its rear was found stranded on the shore at Gwithian, Cornwall, 06.01.16. The turtle was immediately taken by its finders, David Fenwick (APHOTOMARINE) and Dr. Paul Gainey, to Blue Reef Aquarium at Newquay where it could receive the right care and attention.

Blue Reef Aquarium have named her Tallulah, and have done an absolutely fantastic job of looking after her since she was found, and in three months she has nearly doubled her weight and has grown considerably.

Tallulah was released off Spain with help from the Irish Navy, 05.05.16. Sadly she was too small to be tagged so we'll not know what progress she makes.

Having found her I am so pleased with the outcome. 47 turtles stranded around the UK and Ireland in the winter of 2015/16, only about four were released back into the wild after a period of rehabilitation. Well done Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay; and thanks to the Irish Navy for their kind assistance.

APHOTOMARINE supports open source data recording and sharing for the benefit of wildlife, recorders, research, science and education. The project recommends the following websites and works with the following bodies and organisations.

Marine Biological Association MBA

The Marine Biological Association or MBA, based in Plymouth, is one of the world’s longest-running societies dedicated to promoting research into our oceans and the life they support. Since 1884 the MBA has been providing a unified, clear, independent voice on behalf of the marine biological community.It has a growing membership in over 40 countries.

NBN National Biodiversity Network

The National Biodiversity Network or NBN is a charity that supports open source data sharing and recording supporting conservation, science and education. "Why do recorders need open source?". Simply because it supports the core values of wildlife recording and the free use of records and data over a very wide network that includes partners like the Natural History Museum.

The taxonomy used here is based on that of the following database, which is also used by the MBA, NHM and the NBN.

World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS

The World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS.

Loggerhead sea turtle Tallulah Caretta caretta Images
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.