Leatherback Sea Turtles

The critically endangered leatherback sea turtle is the largest of all turtles. They live in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans, as well as South China Sea.

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How long do leatherback turtles live for?

they live 30years to a hundred years old.
According to the World Wildlife Foundation, the actual lifespan of Leatherback Turtles is unknown at this day in time. This might be because they're a relatively endangered species... Did you know that the Leatherback Turtle is the largest living reptilian animal on earth? For more information visit: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/turtles/leatherback.htmWanna know the difference between a Turtle and Tortoise? Then visit: http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-turtle.html
100 years
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thirty to hundred year old tree

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Where is the leatherback sea turtle in it's food web?

The Leatherback turtle eats plankton and sharks eat it

this statement is incorrect. firstly the Dermochelys Coriacea does not eat plankton it's primary food source is jellyfish. Secondly sharks cannot eat it! a adult leatherback can weigh up to 2000 lbs no way any shark can eat that! Killer whales are the only carnivorous animal large enough to consume a Dermochelys Coriacea.

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How many Leatherback Turtles are there left in the world?

Over 9000

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What is the leatherback sea turtles niche?

I really don't think it has one... maybe cleans the water?

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What are the adaptations of the Leatherback Turtle?

It has a backwards spine in its back to help it catch slippery jellyfish. Leatherback sea turtles have thick oily skin to protect them from the cold. Leatherbacks also have veins and arteries close together to warm returning blood to the heart. This is called the countercurrent.

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How many leatherback turtles are left?

L= lemons

L(5*7)=175

Lemons=5

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Where do leatherback sea turtles live?

Leatherback sea turtles live in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans, as well as South China Sea.

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What is the size of a leatherback turtle when it is born?

Size/Weight/Age: Adult Leatherback Turtles grow to 1.3 - 2.7 meters (4 - 9 ft) long. Average weight of mature individuals is 660 to 1,100 pounds (300 - 500 kg). The largest leatherback ever recorded was almost 3.1 meters(10 ft) from the tip of its beak to the tip of its tail and weighed in at 2,019 pounds (916 kg).

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Do leatherback sea turtles migrate or hibernate?

they migrate

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How many leatherback sea turtles are left in the wild?

Estimates are around 50-60,000 leatherbacks remaining worldwide.

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How do leatherback turtles move?

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Turtles move very slow. this is because of their hind paws which is usually supposed to be in water. turtles move swiftly if they are in the water.

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Does the leatherback turtle lay eggs or have babies?

Leatherback turtle lay eggs.

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How do the leatherback turtles look like?

See the related links/sites.

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How much does a leatherback turtle weigh?

Leatherbacks, the largest living turtles, can weigh more than 900 kg (2,000 lb).

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Are leatherback sea turtles endangered?

As a matter of fact, the conservation status of the leatherback sea turtle is Critically Endangered. They are threatened by pollution (both floating trash and chemical pollution), as well as accidentally being caught in fishing nets. That is one reason that it's best to buy line-caught fish.

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The leatherback turtle species is so old, seeing one i like seeing a dinosaur. Their species is endangered. They are getting poached for eggs. Also with littering, plastic bags are going into the ocean and leatherback turtles are mistaking it for jellyfish. They swallow, choke, and their population is decreasing fast!

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Does Leatherback Sea Turtles migrate?

they migrate

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Is the leatherback sea turtle a mammal?

Leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) are a Reptilian species like all other turtles.

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Do leatherback turtles need fresh water?

NO! Leatherback turtles. Are specially adapted to SALT WATER. They would not survive in freshwater. Also, the grasses that they eat are adapted to salt water. So, they would have the wrong water, and the wrong food. That would be like living in Carbon Dioxide and having only glass to eat.

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Do leatherback sea turtles sleep?

NO

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Are leatherback sea turtles asexual or sexual?

Sexual.

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Is the leatherback sea turtle a herbivore carnivore or an omnivore?

They mostly eat Jellyfish, so they are carnivores.

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What leatherback sea turtles look like?

The leatherback sea turtle has quite an unusual appearance compared with other turtles, as the shell is leathery and blackish in color with five distinctive ridges that run along the shell. The black shell and other parts of the body have a bunch of light spots on it.

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How often do leatherback sea turtles eat?

Leatherbacks can consume twice their weight in jellyfish daily.

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How are you saving the Leatherback Turtles?

I have been adopting them online. I don't mean adopting as in they are staying in my home I mean adopting as in paying money so a envoirmental group can take care of them.

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What Predators hunt leatherback sea turtles?

The greatest danger of predation for leatherback sea turtles occurs when they have just hatched. They are very small, obviously, and must reach the water from the sand. During this time they are easily carried away as dinner by birds, crustaceans, other reptiles and, unfortunately, people, who should know better before making a meal of animal high so highly placed on the endangered species list. Very few leatherback sea turtles survive to adulthood.

The biggest predator for the turtle is humans.

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