CPAWS Nova Scotia is excited to share this information. On our kayak expedition to Owls Head last week, we observed an endangered leatherback sea turtle. It was feeding on jellyfish very close to shore, about 20-30 feet out from the shoreline, in the deeper waters near the headland.

We observed numerous shallow dives by the sea turtle as it lingered at this location. Overall, our sighting lasted 25 minutes. We have reported this sighting to Canadian Sea Turtle Network and Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Owls Head is a provincial park reserve that was secretly delisted by the Nova Scotia government and is in the process of being sold off to a developer to turn into a bunch of golf courses. These lands are absolutely critical for conservation. They need to be protected.

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