#ThreatenedThursday: Leatherback Turtle

#ThreatenedThursday: Leatherback Turtle

November 1, 2018


SPECIES:
Leatherback Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea)

CLASSIFICATION:
Endangered

The Leatherback Turtle is the largest of the seven species of sea turtle and on average, an adult will grow to about 2m long and can live for at least 30 years. They travel the furthest of any sea turtles, crossing the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans to their preferred feeding habitat. In this day, it is hard to fathom that such an ancient species is still killed by countries who clearly have no concept for ensuring survival of a threatened species.


Photo: By U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region - Leatherbacks crawling to the sea. Tinglares arrastrandose hasta el mar, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=46…