Think about this breathtaking scene: a huge leatherback turtle emerges from the ocean to sun itself on the sand. The biggest of these creatures, leatherback turtles are distinguished from their sibling species by their absence of a hard shell.
The name of the species comes from the thick skin that covers their backs. When it’s time to procreate, these colossi only interact with other species. They otherwise roam alone.
They lay their eggs on the sand, just like all other turtles do, and when their young hatch, they swim off to the sea by themselves. These turtles would go deep to gather jellyfish and consume them since they can withstand frigid temperatures.
Larger than those of regular leatherback turtles, these turtles’ enormous fins may reach lengths of more than three meters.
Finding these animals is very fascinating because it shows the richness of our natural world. You can see the huge variety of sizes, kinds, and forms of not just various species, but even one, in them, and we as humans should attempt to treat them with more respect.