Sea turtle found dead on the beach in Kill Devil Hills

Photo courtesy Kill Devil Hills Ocean Rescue

Kill Devil Hills Ocean Rescue found a dead loggerhead sea turtle washed up on the beach Friday morning.

“This serves as a unfortunate reminder that we are all guests on the beach to the wildlife that calls the ocean their home,” the agency said in a Facebook post.

Sad start to the morning today finding this guy washed up on the beach. This serves as a unfortunate reminder that we…

Posted by Kill Devil Hills Ocean Rescue on Friday, July 10, 2020

While it was unclear how the turtle died, “we do believe it was an early end to his life.”

“Remember to be respectful when spending time at the beach by doing little things like picking up your trash before you leave and never leaving tents/umbrellas/chairs out overnight,” the post said.

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