Rare turtles sighted on Cornish coast

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Young leatherback turtles have been spotted along the north Cornwall coast at two locations, according to reports received by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS).

Adult leatherbacks are a common sight on the Cornish coast, but juveniles measuring less than 1m in length are rarely seen.

The first sighting was reported by a wind-surfer at Constantine Bay and the second by a surfer in Fistral Beach, Newquay.

MCS species policy office Peter Richardson said: