August 18, 2016

Turtle release.

Had an interesting day out on the pontoon doing a turtle hatchling release. Osprey and turkey vultures cruising by, Caspian and common terns diving for lunch.
Waves got up and it was difficult getting off the beach and then the motor wouldn't go into forward.
Ended up going about 3km (1.8miles) in reverse back to the marina.
Turned out a line had been knocked overboard and was tangled in the prop.
Easy fix, long ride. People on the beach stared at us and probably wondered if beer was involved in out unusual cruise.

Cathartes aura
The oldest recorded Turkey Vulture was at least 16 years, 10 months old when it was found in Ohio, the same state where it had been banded.

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