Biodiversity Preservation

Leatherback Sea Turtles (Dermochelys coriacea)

Where are they located?

Leatherback sea turtles are an open ocean species, that are commonly found in North Carolina during the summer.

Whats the danger?

The biggest danger to leatherbacks is egg robbing, and fisheries bycatch.

Whats being done.

The WWF is eliminating bycatch, and protecting marine turtles habitat.