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A black sea turtle was rescued on Friday Nov 27, 2009
Oregon Coast Notes - News
Black Sea TurtleA black sea turtle suffering from hypothermia was rescued from the Long Beach Peninsula Friday.

Wildlife volunteer Herb McClintock found the turtle on the beach and contacted the Wildlife Center of the North Coast.

Center Director Sharnelle Fee came to the rescue and transported the turtle to the Seaside Aquarium.


Chandler said the Seaside Aquarium held onto the turtle until it could be transfered to theā€ˆOregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, where it will be rehabilitated. It is the second sea turtle the Newport aquarium has taken in recently to nurse back to health. Chandler said when one turtle is stranded, there are often others on the coast that have been affected by the same ocean currents.

Black sea turtles are very similar to green sea turtles, he said. They graze in the ocean off the North Coast, eating things like kelp and jellyfish. They can grow up to 6 feet in length and weigh as much as 600 pounds.