One of the largest living sea turtles are the Leatherbacks, they can weigh more than 2,000 pounds, and can grow up to 7 feet in length.
These turtles are slightly different than other sea turtle species, because they don’t have scales or a shell on their back, instead they are covered in rubbery and firm skin. There is a video below in which you can see a huge leatherback sea turtle, going back to the ocean, as it came to rest on the sand on the beach.
This enormous animal simply took everyone’s breath away, as it was using its giant flippers to crawl across the beach sand, and reach the ocean waves.
After a couple of tries, flips and pit stops, it finally reached the deep waves and swam off deeper and further.
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 navigate as far north as Canada and Norway and as far south as New Zealand and South America.
The leatherback sea turtle feed most commonly on jellyfish.
During settling season, they creep out of the water to burrow a home and lay their eggs in the sand. At the point when the eggs incubate, the sea is close for the baby sea turtle to make it back.
These infants take 15-50 years to arrive at development, and can live in excess of a hundred years!
These reptilian relics are the main outstanding agents of a group of turtles that follows its transformative roots back in excess of 100 million years. Shockingly, while these turtles were once predominant in each sea aside from the Arctic and Antarctic, their populace is quickly declining in numerous pieces of the world.
The United States federal government listed these leatherback turtles as endangered all across the world. The primary threats on them are accidental take in commercial fisheries, ocean pollution and mostly harvesting of their eggs.