PADRE ISLAND, Texas — Park rangers from the Padre Island seashore (PINS) just south of Bob Hall Pier examined a deceased logger head turtle that was found washed up on the beach this morning.
The turtle was approximately 35-years-old. A CCPD detective noted that a second turtle washed onshore further south. There will be a necropsy conduced.
These turtles are capable of living past 100-years-old, so 35 years old at death is concerning.