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leath·er·back

 (lĕth′ər-băk′)
n.
A very large sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) of tropical and subtropical waters worldwide, having a tough, leathery carapace with seven longitudinal ridges.

leatherback

(ˈlɛðəˌbæk)
n
(Animals) a large turtle, Dermochelys coriacea, of warm and tropical seas, having a ridged leathery carapace: family Dermochelidae. Also called (in Britain): leathery turtle
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leatherback - wide-ranging marine turtle with flexible leathery carapaceleatherback - 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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A group of fishers has petitioned government agencies to remove the endangered status of leatherback sea turtles in the northern Atlantic.
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.
The nesting range for leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) along the coast of the eastern Pacific Ocean (EP) extends from Northern Mexico to Panama, with peak activity concentrating in Mexico and Costa Rica.
The Leatherback Turtle cruises the Sultanate's beaches searching for food only.
UNITED NATIONS, Jumada II 20, 1437, March 29, 2016, SPA -- A United Nations committee has started work on an international treaty that could protect everything from threatened leatherback sea turtles to deep sea corals thousands of years old in international waters, according to AP.
This book collects scholarly research regarding the leatherback turtle, including its biology, habitat, and life cycle.
Populations of UK species, including the critically endangered leatherback turtle, have plummeted.
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.
In addition, the protection of leatherback turtles has gained impetus because of the work of the Ministry of Fisheries and Ocean Spirits, a
KARACHI -- Another rare Leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) which accidently enmeshed in fishing net at Gwadar was released under supervision of WWFPakistan staff.
com)-- Leatherback Bearded Dragons make great reptile pets, their gentle nature makes them a great pet for the family and their set up is relatively simple.