Researchers Put Down Turtle Found Near Millway Beach

dead-turtle-1BARNSTABLE – A leatherback turtle that was found floating in the harbor at Millway Beach last Wednesday had to be euthanized.

The turtle was found injured and in distress by Barnstable’s Shellfish Enforcement Officer Devon Harrington and was transported to the New England Aquariums animal care center in Quincy.

Researchers determined its left fin was severely injured and necrotic.

The injuries were mostly likely due to an entanglement.

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