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Sea turtle, leatherback

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on 22 September 2016

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Sea turtle, leatherback
BASIC INFO
Sea turtle, leatherback
Dermochelys coriacea (scientific name)
Leather back info
More than six feet long, weighing as much as 1400 pounds (636 kg), leatherbacks are the world's largest pelagic (ocean-going) turtles. They are also the only sea turtle with a soft, rubbery shell.
Sea turtle eggs are a prized food for humans and animals alike
the population plummeted in the recent years 1980 ,estimated amount remaining 100,000
REASON FOR ENDANGERMENT
Beach erosion from storms break nesting site
Poachers raid nests for meat & eggs
get caught up in fishing gear
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