Puerto Del Rey Marina, Puerto Rico

18.17.245n 65.38.026w

Rather odd building a marina in a nature reserve. A baby turtle about 6 inched long was playing dead as needlefish were hunting nearby. A needlefish couldn't kill a turtle outright but will eat baby turtle limbs as they stick out of the sides of the shell – gruesome.

We love manatees, but can't believe they were ever a candidate for sailors' belief in mermaids?manatee

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