October 27, 2011
Heavy Shelling: Leatherbacks come from as far away as Papua New Guinea every summer to feast on huge blooms of jellies. The turtles can grow up to 8 feet long and weigh as much as 2,000 pounds.
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The leatherback turtle is a rare and cryptic animal that has existed, almost unchanged, since before the dinosaurs. A select group of these resilient reptiles travels trans-Pacific every year to spend their late summers munching ...