Leatherback sea turtle Fact Sheet | U S Fish & Wuildlife Service's North Florida ESO Jacksonville - adult leatherback

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The leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), sometimes called the lute turtle or leathery . Adult leatherbacks have been found with core body temperatures that were 18 °C (32 °F) above the water in which they were swimming.

The leatherback is the only sea turtle that lacks a hard shell. Diet: Leatherbacks have delicate, scissor-like jaws. leatherback-adult-DanielEvansCCC.

Facts about leatherback sea turtles including their habitat, diet, threats, and more. The average adult measures in between feet ( - m) and weighs.

DESCRIPTION: The leatherback is the largest, deepest diving, and most migratory and wide ranging of all sea turtles. The adult leatherback can reach 4 to 8 feet.