leatherback turtle out of wp.

bullshooter

Member
Jul 24, 2009
478
139
Graham, wa
Name
Monty
Boat
24' Seahawk OS
Has anyone ever seen a leatherback turtle? I saw one yesterday coming in from the tuna grounds about 35miles sw of wp. There was no mistaking what it was. It was hard to judge the size but its head was the size of a basketball. I couldnt get a camera on it quick enough before it dived. I didnt loiter and left him in peace. Just wondering if anyone has ever seen one.
 

tinmanxx

Member
Jun 6, 2009
422
35
McCleary, WA
Name
Mark
Boat
7 Meter Donzi / Thunder Rat
We saw one also, wasn't sure whether it was a loggerhead or a leatherback but definitely a first for us. We had a humpback putting on a show when closer to Westport. Cool day to be on the water.
 

Dave's Delta

"No, we're not catching"
Apr 9, 2009
547
244
Auburn & Westport, WA.
Name
Dave
Boat
Looking for a Delta
I haven't seen one in the last few years but used to see them quite often in the 90's and early 2000's.
 

halebro

Newbie
Mar 8, 2011
12
4
Mukilteo, WA USA
Name
Greg
Boat
Chubby Chaser
Did he look something like this. Saw this guy last year 35 miles offshore out of Ilwaco.
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