leatherback turtle

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leath′er•back tur′tle

(ˈlɛð ərˌbæk)
n.
a large sea turtle, Dermochelys coriacea, having the shell covered by a leathery skin: the largest living sea turtle. Also called leath′er•back`.
[1875–80]
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Noun1.leatherback turtle - wide-ranging marine turtle with flexible leathery carapaceleatherback turtle - wide-ranging marine turtle with flexible leathery carapace; largest living turtle
marine turtle, sea turtle - any of various large turtles with limbs modified into flippers; widely distributed in warm seas
Dermochelys, genus Dermochelys - type genus of the Dermochelyidae: leatherback turtles
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NYT Syndicate The mystery behind a dramatic fall in the number of leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) hatchlings in the US Virgin Islands remains unsolved, despite the latest efforts of researchers.
Caption: Cobia shadows a leatherback sea turtle with attendant remoras, jacks and other fish.
In September 2016, they succeeded in tagging their first leatherback sea turtle and following it for more than six hours.
Leatherback sea turtle nesting at Gandoca Beach in Caribbean Costa Rica: management recommendations from fifteen years of conservation.
TACLOBAN CITY -- The photo of a former village official sitting on a leatherback sea turtle, an endangered species, might have gone viral on the social networking site Facebook, in Marabut town, Samar province, but still the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) does not hold him liable for his act.
Distribution of juvenile leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea sightings.
THE Leatherback Sea Turtle, the world's biggest, swim around the globe to lay eggs on sandy beaches.
Although the incidental capture of the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) and leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) is rare, it is notable because these species are protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973: the leatherback sea turtle is listed as endangered and the loggerhead sea turtle is listed as both endangered and threatened.
The largest kind of turtle is the Leatherback sea turtle which can be as big as 10 feet long
The leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), once among the most abundant of the world's marine turtles (Pritchard 1982), has become listed as an IUCN critically endangered species (Sarti-Martinez 2000).