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

By German Oceanographic Museum, Foundation German Oceanographic Museum

Deutsches Meeresmuseum, Stiftung Deutsches Meeresmuseum

Leatherback sea turtleGerman Oceanographic Museum, Foundation German Oceanographic 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.

Extrication of the turtle from the Baltic SeaGerman Oceanographic Museum, Foundation German Oceanographic Museum

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

Leatherback sea turtle specimenGerman Oceanographic Museum, Foundation German Oceanographic Museum

The famous leatherback sea turtle Marlene is also one of the sponsored offspring from the sponsorship programme.German Oceanographic Museum, Foundation German Oceanographic Museum

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

Lederschildkröte by 2.Obergeschoss and Deutsches Meeresmuseum, DeutschlandGerman Oceanographic Museum, Foundation German Oceanographic Museum

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

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