Report a marine turtle sighting

We're interested in hearing about the marine turtles you spot around the UK. Your turtle sightings are used to gain valuable insights into the health of our ocean. If you find a hard-shelled turtle, DO NOT return it to the water, it's likely in cold water shock. Follow the Turtle Code.

Add the date using the following format: DD/MM/YY
Exact location of sighting (if possible, use What3words or the latitude and longitude co-ordinates using Google Maps)
Distance in metres
Distance in metres
What kind of turtle did you see?
If you can, please identify what species you spotted. You can find helpful ID information in the Turtle code on our website.
Please leave an email and/or mobile number which we can use if we need to contact you for more information about your turtle encounter.
Other observations, such as the turtle's behaviour, a description of the turtle, identification tag details. If you have any photos to submit, please email them to [email protected] or tag us on social media @mcsuk with the hashtag #TurtleSighting.