|Merriellen putting the strap under the carcass.|
Merriellen and her husband Michael met Krill and Michael Sprague (MA Audubon) back on the beach later that day to help collect body measurements and to photograph this animal. Working as a team, Merriellen, her husband Michael and Michael Sprague helped Krill weigh this carcass which came in at a little over 260 pounds. This was not a fresh carcass so the weight does not reflect the true weight of this animal before its death.
|Merriellen and Michael Sprague helping secure the straps under the fish.|
|Merriellen's husband Michael lending a hand.|
A big thank you to Merriellen and her husband Michael for their help with the necropsy today. So great to meet such amazing people who are enthusiastic and passionate about wildlife and their protection. Merriellen, keep up the great work with your sea turtle rescues and keep us posted on any additional ocean sunfish strandings on this beach.
|Merriellen using the chain lift to lift the fish off the beach for weighing.|