The world’s largest sea turtle comes from the water onto the shore where a lot of people were gathered.
It’s a magnificent leatherback turtle that appears to have emerged from the water to rest on the sand.
Leatherback turtles are the world’s largest turtle species. They don’t have a hard shell like other turtles; instead, their backs are covered in thick, leathery skin, hence the name.
Leatherback turtles like to travel alone and only interact with other turtles while they are breeding. They lay their eggs on a beach, much like other turtles, and let the baby turtles find their way to the sea on their own.
They’ve been developed to survive the cold seas so they can dive deep for jellyfish, their favorite snack!
Fins leatherbacks may grow up to 9 feet taller than any other sea turtle, which is incredible!