Leatherback Turtles

Please do not kill them

Leatherback Turtles

Leatherbacks are the largest turtles on Earth, growing up to seven feet (two meters) long and exceeding 2,000 pounds (900 kilograms).

Leatherback Turtles like to eat Jellyfish,fish,mollusks,squid,sea urchins and other marine creatures.

Leatherback Turtles are the largest of all turtles.

Leatherback Turtles can live for 150 millon years.

Why Leatherback Turtles Matter

Leatherback Turtles are a fundamental link in marine ecosystems.
Leatherback turtles consume large numbers of jellyfish which helps to keep populations of these marine organisms in check.

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Leatherback Turtles Threats

Threats:

coastal habit loss

commercial fishing (caught in drift nets)

egg poaching

Leatherback turtles conservation

Conservation:Use of Turtle Excluder Devices and protection of critical nesting habitats; CITES trade restrictions