Leatherback Turtle Essay

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Leather Back Turtle and its correlation with Human’s Food and Water Resourcing Activities.
Species Description
Weight: Adult: up to 2,000 pounds (900 kg)
Hatchling: 1.5-2 ounces (40-50 g)
Length: Adult: 6.5 feet (2 m)
Hatchling: 2-3 inches (50-75 cm)
Appearance: primarily black shell with pinkish-white coloring on their belly
Lifespan: unknown
Diet: soft-bodied animals, such as jellyfish and scalps, and pyro0somes
Behavior: females lay clutches of approximately 100 eggs several times during a nesting season, typically at 8-12 day intervals.
Life Cycle Juvenile leatherbacks may remain in tropical waters warmer than 26°C, near the coast, until they exceed 100cm in curved carapace length. Adults are pelagic and live in the open ocean, sometimes
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The leatherback turtle is a sea turtle that doesn’t have a hard bony shell like other turtle. The leatherback turtle’s top shell (carapace) is around 1.5 inches thick and it consists of leathery, oily connective tissue overlaying loosely interlocking the dermal bones. There is seven longitudinal ridges and tapers to a blunt point on their carapace, it will help give the carapace a more hydrodynamic structure.
The leatherback turtle’s front flippers does not have any claws or scales and are longer than the other sea turtles. The back flippers is like a paddle shape. Its ridged carapace and their large flippers do make the leatherback turtle is uniquely equipped or prepared for long distance hunting for food.
The Female leatherbacks took 2-3 years to re - migrate to their nesting sites. The females nest around several times within a nesting season, during the nesting season usually after 8-12 day intervals they lay approximately 100 eggs. After around 2 months, the leatherback hatchlings come out or emerge from the nest and have a white striping along the ridges on the back and also on the margins of the

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