What's been spotted in Tasmania?

Leatherback turtle

Dermochelys coriacea

Caught up in cray pot floats and released north of King Island at Xmas time approximately 6 foot

Depth 1m
Dermochelys coriacea

About this species

Otherwise known as leatherbacks, these turtles have the largest range of any sea turtle and are found in all oceans of the world. They can be found in tropical and temperate waters and even on the edge of arctic waters. They are found in all the world’s oceans from the Arctic to the tropics and down to the Southern Ocean. Rare in Tasmanian waters Read more…

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