Leatherback turtles

Dermochelys coriacea

Leatherback turtles are found in the coastal plain region of North Carolina because they live in the ocean. When we pollute, especially plastic bags into the ocean turtles mistake them for food and cause them to choke. In most states it is illegal to kill or collect sea turtles and their eggs. Many countries have banned the import and exporting of leatherback sea turtle.
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