Information on record INAT3811754

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ID_parent INAT3811754
occurrenceIDhttp://www.inaturalist.org/observations/3811754
basisOfRecordHumanObservation
modified2017-05-25T20:58:56Z
institutionCodeiNaturalist
collectionCodeObservations
datasetNameiNaturalist research-grade observations
informationWithheldCoordinate uncertainty increased to 31164m to protect threatened taxon
catalogNumber3811754
referenceshttps://www.inaturalist.org/observations/3811754
occurrenceRemarksOur last few days in Trinidad and we are in the Sangre Grande area. Leatherback Sea Turtles are well known for nesting on local beaches, but is just at the very tail end of their season. Apparently with some of these later nests, the young turtles emerge from the nests in the afternoon instead of while it is still dark, and nearly 100% fall prey to Black Vultures and Magnificent Frigatebirds as they make their way across 100 meters of sand to the sea. One of the local guys gathered up a bunch of turtles as they were emerging and saved them in a bucket for a few hours, and as it got dark they were released on the beach and allowed to make their way to the sea. It was fun to watch. One of the shots shows one of these babies in my wife's hand for size perspective.
occurrenceDetailshttp://www.inaturalist.org/observations/3811754
recordedByGreg Lasley
establishmentMeanswild
eventDate2016-08-05T17:21:00-05:00
eventTime22:21:00Z
verbatimEventDate2016/08/05 5:21 PM CDT
verbatimLocalityTrinidad and Tobago
decimalLatitude10.8878943707
decimalLongitude-61.0504381263
MAPdecimal latitude_longitude ••• 10.8878943707_-61.0504381263
coordinateUncertaintyInMeters31164
countryCodeTT
identificationID7350841
dateIdentified2016-08-06T10:29:26Z
taxonID39677
scientificName Dermochelys coriacea
taxonRankspecies
kingdomAnimalia
phylumChordata
classReptilia
orderTestudines
familyDermochelyidae
genusDermochelys
licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
rights© Greg Lasley some rights reserved
rightsHolderGreg Lasley

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