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Old 08-28-2017, 05:36 PM
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Anyone on the north end see that dead turtle floating. Brother in law took a picture but havent looked at the pic yet. Not sure if it was a loggerhead or leatherback but what a big animal. It had to be 6 feet long. Im also surprised it wasnt chewed on by sharks. Anyone see these things alive this far north? I see them in the canyons all the time but not so much up here.
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6' would be an aweful big one. Post the pic?
Old 08-28-2017, 06:15 PM
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Ill get it from my bil...big old bloated thing the birds had picked the eyes out.
Old 08-29-2017, 05:39 AM
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We saw a massive turtle while fishing the Rock-pile a few weekends ago. Shame if it's the same one. It's head was the size of a freaking beach ball.
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Originally Posted by Sittin' Low View Post
We saw a massive turtle while fishing the Rock-pile a few weekends ago. Shame if it's the same one. It's head was the size of a freaking beach ball.
I think my son saw one giant fishing there, about the same time. I confirm area and time when he gets in a bit later!
Old 08-29-2017, 05:08 PM
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We were on the northeast end in about 180 ft of water. I thought it was a seal at first and was surprised when we motored over... left a big slick behind it too.
Old 08-30-2017, 07:31 AM
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Last time I saw some was like 3 or 4 years ago when the water was real warm, there were a few hanging by the grounds on the north side of Ipswich bay. Nothing that size though.
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Took a while and cant really get size perspective...
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Old 09-05-2017, 04:34 AM
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WOW, does that float high in the water.... Must be just full of gas.
Old 09-05-2017, 05:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Stripernut1 View Post
WOW, does that float high in the water.... Must be just full of gas.
Looks like something out of a Stephen King movie.

"Maniacal Killer Turtle Stalks Fisherman"
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That looks like a leatherback doesn't it?
Old 09-05-2017, 10:09 AM
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Damnnnn....I remember seeing some as I kid while sailing with my family....not sure exactly where it was but we sailed from Jamestown to BI, Cuttyhunk, MV, etc.

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