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Thursday, 10 December 2009

Hard Shell Turtle Washed Up on Clare Beach


A hard shelled loggerhead turtle was found yesterday washed up on a Clare beach. The loggerhead is an endangered species and its natural habitat is warmer waters. Below 10 degrees, it goes into a comatose state, as was the case with this animal. Local wildlife expexts from Shannon Dolphin & Wildlife Foundation were quick to act. The turtle, christened 'Imirceach' or 'Little Migrant', is now in Lahinch Seaworld in quarantine. It is hoped that the turtle can be returned to its natural habitat in the Azores early next year.

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