the letherback turtle is at risk!
as we all know the common name of this turtle is leather back turtle
the scientific name is Dermochelys coriacea one of the unique things about it, is it doesn't have a hard shell instead it has a fleshy like shell which feels like leather that's how it got its name.
list of plants in the ocean
- red algae
- coralline algae
nesting area of the leatherback sea turtle
area of were leatherbacks commonly live
trash in the sea
this is a major problem because leatherbacks mistake it as a jellyfish and eat it
the new habitat
deep waters for diving and loads of jellyfish and nice beaches for nesting
a turtle eating plastic probably mistaking it as a jellyfish
why the leather back is endangered
it is endangered because of pollution and plastic bags as predation and destruction of their habbitat
physical adaptations of the leatherback would be having flippers and not having proper flippers at the back of his body another one would be its leathery skin. behavioral adaptations would be swimming to the same beach for nesting and deep diving