alongthereef:

Kelp Art by - drsteve - on Flickr.

What a win for Sea Turtles in the U.S!

unleashthewild:

The U.S. federal government has designated 108,556 square kilometers (41,914 square miles) as critical habitat for the leatherback sea turtle……” 

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Leatherback sea turtle camouflaging nest in Suriname. Photo by: Tiffany Roufs.

http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0123-hance_leatherback_pas.html

tbatinovic:

(Dermochelys coriacea) Leaherbacks, unlike other sea turtles, have no carpace, instead they have a leathery back with raised grey stripes. They can reach up to 6 feet in length and weigh 1400 pounds.

tbatinovic:

(Dermochelys coriacea) Leaherbacks, unlike other sea turtles, have no carpace, instead they have a leathery back with raised grey stripes. They can reach up to 6 feet in length and weigh 1400 pounds.

animalsonearth:

LEATHERBACK SEA TURTLE Dermochelys coriacea
Critically Endangered
Photo by Kurt Amsler

animalsonearth:

LEATHERBACK SEA TURTLE Dermochelys coriacea

Critically Endangered

Photo by Kurt Amsler

rhamphotheca:

Leatherback Sea Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea)
Leatherbacks are the largest of the living turtle species. They may be over 2 m in length and can weigh up to 2000 plbs. Unlike other sea turtles, their bony shell is covered by a leathery layer of skin.
(via: NWF)     (photo: H. Segars)

rhamphotheca:

Leatherback Sea Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea)

Leatherbacks are the largest of the living turtle species. They may be over 2 m in length and can weigh up to 2000 plbs. Unlike other sea turtles, their bony shell is covered by a leathery layer of skin.

(via: NWF)     (photo: H. Segars)

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Baby Leatherback turtle.

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Baby Leatherback turtle.