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Crab fishers spot leatherbacks swimming off San Mateo coast

Crab fisher Steve Lodoen recently posted this on the Coastside Fishing Club listserv:

“We were out of Pillar Point and were 11 NM from the green can when we pulled our pots from 280′ of water. We saw the turtle on the way back to the harbor from pulling our pots. The . . . picture looks back at Half Moon Bay, but I’m not sure how far out we were at the time. The turtle was heading out to sea when we saw him (her ???).”

He added:

“I’d guess it was 5 feet long or more and had a head half the size of a person.”