500+ pound endangered turtle found dead near Destin, FL — Officials ‘might’ perform necropsy

Turtle found at Meigs Park weighed in at 520 (VIDEO, PHOTOS), NW Florida Daily News, April 21, 2011:

The turtle pulled onto the beach at Meigs Park Thursday afternoon weighed in at 520 pounds, according to the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge. [...]

The male loggerhead, which had no obvious signs of injury, was at least 60 years old, according to refuge director Amanda Wilkerson. The loggerhead turtle is endangered. [...]

Though the Ellises [Kimberly and Rick] had never seen a turtle like that in the bay, Wilkerson said they do seek calmer waters at times. [...]

The turtle was taken back to the refuge, until a decision can be made about its fate. A necropsy might be performed. [...]

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