It Was Huge!: Massive Leatherback Turtle Washes Up Dead On Beach In Spain

September 29, 2017


These are two videos of a massive two meter (~6-foot 7-inch) endangered leatherback sea turtle that washed up on a beach in Calella in the province of Barcelona, Spain earlier this week. I'm fairly certain that is the largest turtle I have ever seen, including Tokka from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze. The massive creature, which is estimated to be over 6,000 years old (personal estimate) is being moved to the Veterinary Faculty of the Autonomous University of Barcelona where an autopsy will be performed, and scientists will presumably discover it gave its life trying to help its friends Nemo and Dorie find their families.

Keep going for the videos while I pour a little liquor out (technically a warm Coors Light) for my fallen homie. Also, I'm just happy to see no tourists decided to sit on it for a photo op like I'd expect from Florida.

Thanks to Terrance, who agrees only Gamera is bigger.

  • Guesticle

    if the autopsy says it's not from disease seems like a waste if they just throw out all that meat

  • blsedbx3

    they will find out it died from a belly full of plastic bags .. which look like the favorite food of turtles ..jellyfish . . Shame humans are killing everything that is keeping us alive .

  • Guesticle

    what specifically are the turtles doing to keep us alive?

  • Chino Pisces

    Sam thing jesus is doing. Nothing.

  • shashi

    always carry a reusable suffocation device

  • crookedrainbow

    NOT REAL PEOPLE it's a cut from a move

  • Guesticle

    which movie? does it remind you of Never Back Down?

  • GeneralDisorder

    I've flirted with bigger.

  • Jenness

    Any day now Godzilla is going to wash up or an actual dinosaur. We really have very little clue what monsters lurk beneath the inky depths. (please let it be evil mer people, please let it be evil mer people)

  • Guesticle
  • TheQiwiMan

    Looks like Leo and the boys won the fight against Slash.


  • Draco Basileus

    Ahhh, Gojira, Gojira!

  • Munihausen

    You are thinking of Gamera.

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