The largest species of living turtles are the Leatherbacks, they can reach up to 7 feet in length, and can weigh over 2,000 pounds.
These sea turtles are distinguished from the other sea turtle species because they don’t have scales or a hard shell on their backs, but they are covered with rubbery, and firm skin. The video below in the article, is showing a massive leatherback sea turtle that came to the sand on the beach to rest for a little while.
Several tourists were amazed by the appearance of this gentle giant, how it used its flippers to crawl back into the ocean. Just take a look at the video, it’s enormous!
After a couple of pit stops and a few attempts, it finally reached the waves of the ocean, and swam into its depths.
These turtles live in the tropic and mild waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans, just as the Mediterranean Sea. Grown-up leatherbacks likewise cross as far north as Canada and Norway and as far south as New Zealand and South America.
The leatherback sea turtle feeds mostly on jellyfish.
During settling season, they slither out of the water to burrow a home and lay their eggs in the sand. At the point when the eggs bring forth, the sea is close for the baby sea turtle to make it back.
These infants take 15-50 years to arrive at maturity, and can live more than 100 years!
These reptilian relics are the main residual agents of a group of turtles that follows its developmental roots back in excess of 100 million years.
Sadly, while these turtles were once common in each sea with the exception of the Arctic and Antarctic, their populace is quickly declining in numerous parts of the world.
The United States federal government has listed the leatherback sea turtles as endangered all across the world. Their primary threat is the pollution of the oceans, accidental take in commercial fisheries, and harvesting of their eggs as well.