Leatherback Sea Turtles are just one of several turtles that are becoming CRITICALLY endangered

The Leatherback Sea Turtle Dermochelys coriacea sometimes called the lute turtle, is the largest of all living turtles and is the fourth largest modern reptile behind three crocodilians.

Puerto Rico protects leatherback hatching grounds. #Caribbean

Home Free for Leatherback Turtles

- Eighty sea turtles wash up dead on the coast of Guatemala - "the appearance of dead turtles on the beach coincides with the presence of shrimp trawlers in waters off these beaches.

Esophagus of Leatherback turtles showing backward pointing spikes. Adult leatherback sea turtles subsist almost entirely on jellyfish. Jellyfish are pretty slippery, you see, and the razor-sharp rows of papillae prevent them from slipping out of the turtle's mouth.

Leatherback turtle

The leatherback turtle is the largest of the seven sea turtles, growing as long as six and a half feet (2 m) and weighing some 2,000 pounds (900 kg). Endangered Ocean Animals | Smithsonian Ocean Portal

The giant leatherback sea turtle, Dermochelys coriacea, is the biggest turtle species still in the world. They are a giant amongst most other modern reptiles, the only ones bigger are three of the …

Leatherback turtles are named for their shell, which is leather-like rather than hard like other turtles. They are the largest marine turtle species and also one of the most migratory, crossing both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

Leatherback turtles are named for their shell, which is leather-like rather than hard like other turtles. They are the largest marine turtle species and also one of the most migratory, crossing both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

This is a leatherback turtle. It is a endangered species of a turtle. You can help it by not littering and polluting the see such as plastic bags as they mistake the plastic bags as jellyfish. Jellyfish is a food they eat. So they will get inside the plastic bag and then drown

This is a leatherback turtle. It is a endangered species of a turtle. You can help it by not littering and polluting the see such as plastic bags as they mistake the plastic bags as jellyfish. Jellyfish is a food they eat. So they will get inside the plastic bag and then drown

Leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) underwater. Kei Islands, Moluccas, Indonesia. 21 November 2009

The leatherback turtle is one of the most critically endangered species in the world and is on the IUCN red list.

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