Leatherback Sea Turtle
It is the largest, growing to over six feet in length and weighing as much as 2,000 lbs. It is also the deepest diving sea turtle and can dive to depths greater than 3,000 ft. They feed primarily on jellyfish and other ocean drifters, eating as much as 1,000 lbs each day. The leatherback’s carapace (shell) is a single piece with five distinct ridges and a rubbery feel.
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