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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A RARE leatherback turtle was spotted off the coast of Gower in Swansea on Monday afternoon.
ARARE leatherback turtle was spotted off the coast of Gower, in Swansea, on Monday afternoon.
Release date- 14082019 - A leatherback turtle has been spotted off the coast of Cornwall - the first confirmed sighting of a live leatherback in UK waters this year.
A 200 kilo Leatherback turtle (Pawikan) was found dead Sunday in Bula, Camarines Sur.
LOOK: A 200 kilogram leatherback turtle or "pawikan" was found dead and entangled with a rope, along the shores of Bula, Camarines Sur.
Leatherback turtle populations in the Pacific could face a 96% decline by 2040, according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, and leatherbacks are a priority species for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Leatherback turtle populations in the Pacific could face a 96 percent decline by 2040, according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, and leatherbacks are a priority species for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
A 100-year-old massive leatherback turtle carcass washed up on the shore of Polkerris, near England's village of Par, Cornwall.
Oman is home to five species of turtles--Green Turtle, Loggerhead Turtle and Olive Ridley Turtle, in addition to Hawksbill Turtle and Leatherback Turtle.
The populations of the leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), the hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), and the loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) are considered Critically Endangered, while the populations of the green turtle and the olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) are considered Endangered and Vulnerable, respectively.
This book collects scholarly research regarding the leatherback turtle, including its biology, habitat, and life cycle.