Mother nature is just amazing, and it never fails to impress us in many different ways. Planet Earth is a beautiful place to live in, and wherever we go, we’re surrounded with beautiful flora and fauna.
The fauna all over the world is very varied and rich, and it is always amazing to study it and observe it. The leatherback sea turtle is the biggest one in the world, the relic of the turtle family which traces its evolutionary roots back, more than one hundred million years.
These turtles might weigh more than 2,000 pounds and be seven feet long, when fully grown. Once they lived in all oceans, but the Arctic and the Antarctic. However, these days their population is endangered, mostly because of ocean pollution, and the accidental takes in commercial fisheries.
Back in 2013, the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resoruces listed the leatherback sea turtle as endangered, and facing a huge risk of extinction in the wild in the near future.
Mainly they live in the Pacific and Atlantic ocean somewhere near the equatorial line,and they have been spotted off the coast of Central America.
However, these sea turtles are very good divers, since their leather-looking rubbery skin is made from thousands of tiny bone plates.
And, the leatherback sea turtle is the only one from its family, that lacks a hard shell.
Detrit Dj Robin Michael posted a video on Facebook, with the title ‘The biggest turtle I’ve ever seen!’
The area of the occasion is obscure, yet one can see captivated travelers are amazed to see a giant leatherback in the sand. As the monster reptile attempts to get back in the water, a man attempts to film it with a camera.
It makes a couple of pushes and a few breaks, and it at long last figures out how to arrive at the lapping waves and vanish into the ocean.
These reptiles creep out of the water during settling season to burrow homes and lay their eggs in the sand. The baby turtles need 15-50 years to reach their full grown size, and can even live for over 100 years.
This video quickly went viral, with thousands of people being impressed by the animal and its appearance at the beach.