The leatherback sea turtle has spent over 100 million years living beneath the ocean’s waves. It is the longest surviving and one of the largest reptiles on earth. With a heritage that goes back to the dinosaur era, the leatherback sea turtle’s impressive list of accomplishments is virtually unmatched.
Leatherback sea turtles:
- Weigh in between 500 and 2,000 pounds
- Can reach lengths from 4 to 8 feet long
- Live up to 100 years
- Dive to extreme depths, often deeper than 4,000 feet
- Swim great distances, such as traveling over 7,000 miles