The world’s largest sea turtle
In a charming video, a huge leatherback sea turtle emerges from the water and lands on the sand. Even if the beautiful monster fair only stopped by for a brief moment, it was still enough to make everyone start to sweat.
The location of the footage is unknown, but the two-second long film shows the largest turtle in the world relaxing on the sand until it recently disappeared back into the water. One of the beachgoers who witnessed the amazing and unusual event captured the moment on camera. The leatherback turtle, which is the largest turtle in the world, is a typically solitary creature that spends the majority of its time swimming in the ocean. They actually traveled to the coast to deposit their eggs and only seldom took a break, which is reasonable given what occurred in this instance.
Leatherback turtles „spend practically all of their time in the water with females only coming to land to lay eggs,“ according to Oceana’s marine scientists. Since males never leave the sea after hatching and entering the waves, they are much more difficult to see than females.
Even though they can weigh up to 2,000 pounds, leatherback turtles can cover thousands of miles in a single lifetime. These huge turtles, unlike the majority of other species, have a thin shell that, as suggested by their name, looks like leather.
According to the website Oceana, „Leatherback turtles are known to travel unbelievably large distances throughout their careers.“ A leatherback turtle may cross the ocean a few times during its lifetime while moving to and from preferred feeding or resting places. The video below shows you every moment this enormous turtle emerges from the water.