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albino leatherback turtle

dermochelys coriacea

Description:

Leatherback turtles have the most hydrodynamic body design of any sea turtle, with a large, teardrop-shaped body. A large pair of front flippers power the turtles through the water

Habitat:

The leatherback turtle population in the Atlantic Ocean ranges across the entire region. They range as far north as the North Sea and to the Cape of Good Hope in the south. Unlike other sea turtles, leatherback feeding areas are in colder waters, where there is an abundance of their jellyfish prey, which broadens their range. However, only a few beaches on both sides of the Atlantic provide nesting sites.[27]

Notes:

we found a nest with albino leatherback turtles (photo by a friend :))

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20 Comments

James W
James W 3 years ago

They are so rare nice find

PatriciaPi
PatriciaPi 6 years ago

thank's LandmarkExpert!

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 6 years ago

SO COOL!

PatriciaPi
PatriciaPi 6 years ago

Thank you GeoffreyPalmer and Ashish Nimkar!
I have lot's of videos but not of this nest, I will try to upload tomorrow!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 6 years ago

How lovely... did you get video...of their march to water...?

GeoffreyPalmer
GeoffreyPalmer 6 years ago

Cool! Although being a baby albino sea turtle might make life even more difficult...

PatriciaPi
PatriciaPi 6 years ago

thank's!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 6 years ago

Superb spotting!

PatriciaPi
PatriciaPi 6 years ago

thank's Mari du Preez!

Mari du Preez
Mari du Preez 7 years ago

too cool

PatriciaPi
PatriciaPi 7 years ago

thank you all!

Nicholas4
Nicholas4 7 years ago

Exquisite find!!

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 7 years ago

Awesome spotting!

Hans.New
Hans.New 7 years ago

Wow, both kinds in one Nest is really great.

LuisGabriel
LuisGabriel 7 years ago

Wonderful!!!!

SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt 7 years ago

What an exciting find!! Congrats! :)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Very nice grate shot

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 7 years ago

wow. Cool

PatriciaPi
PatriciaPi 7 years ago

yes in that nest we found normal ones and albino (11)

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Albino??

PatriciaPi
Spotted by
PatriciaPi

Batán, Limón, Costa Rica

Lat: 10.19, Long: -83.25

Spotted on Jul 6, 2011
Submitted on Jan 7, 2012

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