08/15/2011 12:39 pm ET Updated Oct 15, 2011

Leatherback Sea Turtle Washes Up Dead In Montauk

A dead 700-pound leatherback sea turtle, which is an endangered species, has washed up on the shore in front of the Sun n' Sound Motel in Montauk.

East Hampton Town Chief Harbormaster Ed Michels said the turtle came up on the shoreline on Friday and it remained there as of Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m.

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