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World’s Largest Sea Turtle Emerging From The Water Makes It Most Incredible Moment

A once-in-a-lifetime event has been filmed when a gigantic sea turtle emerges from the water in an unknown location, resting on the beach before returning to the waves. The action was captured on camera by a group of guests who were fortunate enough to see it. The animal was eventually identified as a magnificent leatherback turtle.

So, how large can a leatherback turtle get? The Leatherback turtle is the world’s biggest marine turtle, growing up to 7 feet long and weighing up to 2,000 pounds as adults. One distinguishing trait that distinguishes Leatherback turtles from other turtles is their front flippers, which may grow to be up to 8.9 feet long. They are found mostly in temperate, subtropical, and tropical seas of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. They move alone and only encounter other turtles to breed.

Another distinguishing aspect of these turtles is their shell, after which they are called. Unlike other turtles, they lack a bony carapace and instead have thick, leathery skin on their back. Because of the significant decline in its number over the years, the World Wildlife Fund has designated the Leatherback turtle as a vulnerable species. As a result, seeing a Leatherback turtle nowadays is difficult. Let’s take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!