Before they became endangered, the Leatherback Sea Turtle was one of the most widely dispersed turtles in the world, living virtually everywhere, excluding the arctic. Like suggested in its name, this turtles shell is softer to the touch, giving it a leathery feel.the Leatherback is the largest turtle on the earth. they can grow up to 7 feet long, and nearly 2000 pounds. Even though they are huge, they are pretty swift for a turtle, reaching speeds of 8 miles per hour.
Endangerment and ways to prevent it
The easiest way to help the Leatherbacks would be to get a better grip on global pollution of coastal waters, which would also help everybody. Banning the collection of the turtle eggs would most certainly help them. In countries around the Atlantic, the turtles have started a small comeback. But because of so many unknowns about the turtle, scientists haven't found a reliable way to bring them out of endangerment effectively.