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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
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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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Leatherback turtles have come into conflict with fishers because they can get caught up in gillnets and other trapping equipment.
Many nesting populations of leatherback turtles in the Caribbean have experienced significant increases after years of conservation efforts and are considered as Least Concern by the Red List (Tiwari et al.
The hatchery/visitor centre incubates rescued eggs from Green, Hawksbill, Loggerhead, Olive Ridley and Leatherback turtles for around 32-40 days and, once hatched, babies are released at three days old for optimum survival instinct.
He then crosses over into Panama for the final leg of his trip, witnessing giant leatherback turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs.
Marine Turtle Foundation raises funds and awareness for the critically endangered giant leatherback turtles which nest on Mai Khao Beach, along Phuket's serene northwest coast.
Now thousands of giant barrel jellyfish are closing in on our coasts - and they may soon lure their predators, leatherback turtles, to our waters.
There are 367 species of marine flora and fauna reported from the area, which include globally significant species like Whale sharks, Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins, Olive Ridley turtles, Green and Leatherback turtles and corals.
In addition, the protection of leatherback turtles has gained impetus because of the work of the Ministry of Fisheries and Ocean Spirits, a
Prior to this, about two decades ago, three dead Leatherback turtles were reported from Pakistan's beach.
LEATHERBACK turtles and bottlenose dolphins off the shores of Cardigan Bay and an explosion of toadlets in the sand dunes of Kenfig between Bridgend and Port Talbot.
A fifth species called Leatherback turtles also live and feed in the waters adjacent to the coasts of the Sultanate.
The three-and-a-half-mile refuge nesting area on Jupiter Island holds about 2,500 turtle nests, including several hundred nests of the larger and equally endangered loggerhead and leatherback turtles.