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
Dermochelys coriacea (Vandelli, 1761) - Leatherback sea turtle (Sea turtle images)
Leatherback sea turtle
Dermochelys coriacea
- dead stranding Marazion 1

Leatherback sea turtle
Dermochelys coriacea
- dead stranding Marazion 2

Leatherback sea turtle
Dermochelys coriacea
- dead stranding Marazion 3

Leatherback sea turtle
Dermochelys coriacea
- dead stranding Marazion 4

Leatherback sea turtle
Dermochelys coriacea
- dead stranding / head 1

Leatherback sea turtle
Dermochelys coriacea
- group of Turtle barnacles, Stomatolepas elegans 1

Leatherback sea turtle
Dermochelys coriacea
- Turtle barnacle, Stomatolepas elegans 1

The dead stranded Leatherback Turtle above was photograph post necropsy. The animal was found to contain plastic bag but died as a result of being struck by a boat or ship. It was photographed near Long Rock Station, Marazion, Cornwall, 13.08.18. The specimen was found to have nine Turtle barnacles, Stomatolepas elegans, attached under it front fins.

Leatherback sea turtle
Dermochelys coriacea
- dead stranding Portreath 1

Leatherback sea turtle
Dermochelys coriacea
- dead stranding Portreath 2

A decomposing specimen was sadly found in the harbour at Portreath, Cornwall, 10.09.17.

Thanks to Treve Opie for allowing the use of his images on this page. Both the turtle images are ©Treve Opie and may not be used for any other purpose without written consent.

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.

Dermochelys coriacea Leatherback sea turtle dead stranding with Stomatolepas elegans Turtle barnacle 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.