The leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), sometimes called the lute
turtle or leathery turtle, is the largest of all living turtles and is the fourth-heaviest ...
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The leatherback is the only sea turtle that lacks a hard shell. Its carapace is large,
elongated and flexible with 7 distinct ridges running the length of the animal.
Protect endangered species, including the leatherback sea turtle, at World
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's North Florida Field Office factsheet providing
details on the leatherback sea turtle biology, ecology, protected status and ...
The largest of all sea turtles, and one of the largest reptiles on earth, the
leatherback turtle ranges in size from 4-8 feet in length (1.2 - 2.4 meters) and
The Kid's Times: Volume I, Issue 3. Leatherback Sea Turtle. Sea turtles are
graceful saltwater reptiles, well adapted to life in their marine world. With
Leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea). Common Name: Leatherback - named for
its unique shell which is composed of a layer of thin, tough, rubbery skin, ...
The Pacific population of leatherback sea turtles has suffered most over the last
twenty years: as few as 2,300 adult females now remain, making the Pacific ...
Once a male leatherback sea turtle struggles from its egg and makes its way to
the sea as a 4-inch (10 cm) hatchling, it may never again return to land during its