Save the leatherback turtles!!!

There are only about 3000 of them left!!

Where did the leatherback turtle's name come from ?

The turtle's common name comes from the leathery texture and appearance of

its shell. Older names include "leathery turtle" and "trunk turtle".

Why do we need to save them?

Leatherback turtles are one of the deepest-diving marine animals. Individuals have been recorded diving to depths as great as 1,280 m.Typical dive durations are between 3 and 8 minutes, with dives of 30–70 minutes occurring infrequently.They are also the fastest-moving reptiles. The 1992 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records lists the leatherback turtle moving at 35 km/h in the water.

How do you save them?

1. Turn Out Lights Visible From the Beach.

2. Reduce the Amount of Garbage You Produce and Clean Up Trash You See On the Beach. 3. Be Aware of Sea Turtle Nesting Areas and Avoid Nesting and Hatching Turtles.

4. Reduce the Amount of Chemicals You Use.