September 23, 1988 - This was the day that the largest turtle ever found washed up on a beach in Wales. He had drowned after getting tangled in some fishing nets.
This amazingly large leatherback turtle measured 9 feet from snout to tail and he weighed over 2000 pounds. The turtle's age was estimated to be at least 100 years.
You can visit the preserved turtle and his skeleton at the National Museum of Wales where he is the star attraction.