During my September visit to Back Bay NWR I noticed this light colored, football shaped thing in some nearby mud. A look through my binoculars told me what it was: the bleached out shell of some variety of turtle. I have seen and photographed plenty of turtles, but they were always alive, sunning themselves or in a hurry to some important date. This is my first dead turtle. Or, what remains of a dead turtle. There is nothing left of this guy but his big bleached out shell. Makes me wonder where all the other dead turtle shells end up. Probably under water and buried.