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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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.
The Leatherback Turtle cruises the Sultanate's beaches searching for food only.
The text is divided into five distinct parts, Biology, Life History and Reproduction, Population Status and Trends, From Egg to Adulthood, and The Future of the Leatherback Turtle.
His essays examine species like the leatherback turtle, pilot whale, shad, and sunfish, mixing Lee's personal experiences observing them in the wild with information about their habits, their migration patterns, and how human populations in the area have historically impacted them.
Patrick s, has been the centre of Leatherback Turtle research undertaken by Ocean Spirits for the last nine (9) years.
KARACHI -- Another rare Leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) which accidently enmeshed in fishing net at Gwadar was released under supervision of WWFPakistan staff.
University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers studied how the leatherback turtle could survive climate changes in an environment affected by global warming.
LEGAZPI CITY -- All of the 90 eggs laid by a giant leatherback turtle on the shore of a coastal village here last July failed to hatch within the normal 70-day period, a wildlife specialist of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources said Thursday.
In 2009 Casa Dorada safeguarded the first leatherback turtle egg ever in the history of the Bay.
The leatherback turtle is the widest ranging reptile in the world, found in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans (Mrosovsky, 1987).