June 20, 2021

Olive ridley turtle found injured off Seaford beach

A rare turtle has been rescued off the south coast by two women who were out swimming.

The injured olive ridley turtle, usually found in Mexico or the Canaries, was spotted 20m off Seaford beach in East Sussex.

Emma Holter and Lisa Glandfield brought the reptile to shore and saw it had injuries to its face and shell.

They called the British Divers Marine Life Rescue, which took the turtle to Brighton Sea Life centre for treatment.

This endangered species of turtle was also found in British waters in 2016, off the north coast of Wales.

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