Loggerhead turtle found in Cornwall highlights diverse county wildlife

A loggerhead turtle has been found washed up at a beach in Bude, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has confirmed.

The 26.5cm Loggerhead turtle, also known as Caretta Caretta, was found by a couple walking along Widemouth Bay, although nothing could be done to help the unfortunate sea creature.  It sparked the MCS to issue a plea for beach users to keep an eye out for marine turtles.

The sighting of this endangered species further adds weight to the argument that Cornwall has become Britain’s premier home for diverse marine life, following the sightings of killer whales off the Cornish coast late last year, with dolphins, basking sharks and porpoises also spotted in recent times.

Come and explore the wide ranging wildlife available on the stunning Cornish coast to you and your family and combine it with a stay in one of the fabulous Cornwall holiday parks, the perfect base for your getaway in the premier holiday destination in England.  


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