Leatherback Sea Turtle
Yes, it's heavier than a Smart Car!
Unique, tough, rubbery shell
Easy to notice ridges that go from the front to the back of the turtle
for eating jellyfish
It's The Biggest Marine Turtle!
Less than 40,000 nesting females.
That's 80,000 less than 35 years ago :(
That means by 2035, there could be no more nesting females! :( :(
They have been around since the dinosaurs
and they could be gone in our lifetime! :(
They get trapped in fishing lines and nets.
Their habitats are being disturbed, polluted and destroyed by human activities.
Where They Nest
• = minor nesting site
• = major nesting site
Only one nesting site in Australia!
So please be careful with what you put in the ocean! =)