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How the leatherback turtle "Marlene" came to the German Maritime Museum

It was a sensation when a 450 kilogramme leatherback turtle was caught in 1965 in a cage in the Strelasund, near Stralsund. Up to now it is the only known leatherback sea turtle, which has venture so far into the Baltic Sea where it became lost.

The Leatherback sea turtle lived for only a short period after it was caught in the Rostock Zoo.

In Stralsund, the Leatherback turtle has been elaborately prepared and put on display to the public.

Even today, the Leatherback turtle is an "eye-catcher" in the MAN AND THE SEA exhibition.

Deutsches Meeresmuseum, Stiftung Deutsches Meeresmuseum
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