File photo. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Photo: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
Photo: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Dead sea turtle washes up on Rhode Island beach

>> Read more trending news

Witnesses noticed the giant sea turtle around 7:30 a.m., according to WPRI.

It was removed from the beach and taken to Mystic Aquarium for a necropsy, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management told WPRI.

Leatherbacks are the largest sea turtle species, known for its leathery, rather than hard, shell.

Thank you for reading the Springfield News-Sun and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.

Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Springfield News-Sun. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.

X