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cold-stunned, lost and in need of some loving.

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posted on Jan, 4 2015 @ 12:46 PM
i heard of kemp turtles appearing along the north-western coast of the uk
a few days back. in fact one was found within mortar distance from fakes cave.
i am led to understand that there are only 1000 female breeders in the gulf
of mexico.
tonight i shall be scouring a mile long stretch of the waterline in the hope
of finding any. husky will assist as well as grandson. it was below freezing
last night so with that in mind we shall initiate operation cold-stunned.
this 5000 mile journey they have undertaken blows my mind. to come all this
way to perish is tragic.
our last rescue mission involved two infant pipistrelle bats. sadly one died
but the other flourished and became part of the family until the bat sanctuary
had digs available. don't worry we are accredited via the sanctuary to handle
and bring back to health these poor critters. it was heartbreaking to let go,
however, a postive feeling endures to this day.
back to the kemp. as the linky states there are around 1000 breeding females.
this figure astounded me and i feel some time is required to at least
search out any of these poor critters rather than put it on the backburner.
fingers crossed.

regards fakedir.t

posted on Jan, 4 2015 @ 01:40 PM
Good luck and if there are any out there I hope you can rescue them in time. Noble cause my friend, keep fighting the good fight.

posted on Jan, 4 2015 @ 06:21 PM
I love turtles!!! Thank you for doing all that you can to save them!

posted on Jan, 4 2015 @ 06:32 PM
a reply to: fakedirt

Beautiful creatures...all creatures of planet earth are heading for more and more of a hard time, I am glad people are trying to help!

posted on Jan, 4 2015 @ 06:37 PM
i wish you the best

posted on Jan, 5 2015 @ 01:43 PM
many thanks for all your encouragement, i'm getting a warm fuzzy feeli...cough!

last night I scoured the area of beach as shown in the pics below. grandson lost his torch in the surf and entered to retrieve it! lol! still missing. we stayed for over an hour. nothing found.

today we spent three hours on a stretch just over a mile in length and carried out 2 passes including all rockpools, high tide line and waterline. nothing found. in the pics one can see husky (radar queen with a nose for the unusual!) and not forgetting young master kraken himself!

I will be venturing out tonight for a look-see

many thanks, fakedirt. btw1 ignore the timestamps, I hadn't corrected it on the camera

btw2 an update on the kemp ridleys found. sadly the one found near Formby, Merseyside didn't survive. the other according to the Maryport aquarium is getting some intensive care. as for it's size it is estimated to have lost one third it's body weight. it's core temperature was reported to be 22 c and the staff are in the process of gradually increasing it's temperature to 30 c over an extended time so as not to shock or allow infection to take hold.
I will update when I have further news.

posted on Jan, 24 2015 @ 05:15 AM
a reply to: fakedirt

sadly the remaining turtle didn't survive. I understand it was unable to feed. whilst I was searching online for more information it came as a surprise as to the numbers which don't survive after strandings on distant shores.

if any members around the coastline do happen upon one of these creatures could you please consider the links below.

cetacean strandings investigation programme on 0800 6520333 or

regards fakedirt.

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