Wednesday, December 11, 2019
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A leatherback turtle was found dead, floating off the Isle of Raasay last month.

Scottish Marine Animal Strandings Scheme posted about the turtle as part of their August strandings report.

Unfortunately, the turtle could not be recovered for necropsy.

A story with a happier ending was a report of a common dolphin entangled in fishing gear and floating at the surface at in Kylerhea Sound.

The animal was spotted from the ferry and, through great efforts of the ferry crew, was approached and released.

The animal was not very active at first, but after a while started swimming in a northern direction and has not been seen since, so the team are hopeful it has recovered well.

The full report and a video of the common dolphin can be found at their Facebook page here

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