Dorset Fisherman spots endangered leatherback sea turtle, snacking on barrel jellyfish off the coast of Lyme Regis

Living in Dorset (UK) it would have been great to have seen this.

Seven foot leatherback turtle in Lyme Regis in Dorset

Seven foot leatherback turtle in Lyme Regis in Dorset

A leatherback sea turtle tucks into his favourite meal, a barrel jellyfish, in a rare UK sighting.

The endangered species is from the Caribbean and while sometimes known to visit here between June and October is not often seen near the shore.

Fisherman John King snapped the proof that good grub really is worth travelling for off Lyme Regis in Dorset.

Seven foot leatherback turtle in Lyme Regis in Dorset

Seven foot leatherback turtle in Lyme Regis in Dorset

Source: Sea turtle tucks into jellyfish in rare glimpse of ocean nature

Written by CW Staff

In the late 80s I started investigating UFOs and crop circles and joined the CCCS (Centre for Crop Circle Studies) and a local group researching strange sightings and reports along the south coast of Dorset (UK). In the early ’90s I started my own research group called SPS (Strange Phenomena Studies), this was renamed in 2004 to Cryptoworld.