Rare turtles sighted on Cornish coast

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: