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Leatherback turtle

Dermochelys coriacea

Leatherback Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) Spotted in Fortescue Bay about 3.30pm, 7/3.2024. Also hooked a striped marlin about 5pm off Waterfall Bay. Was solo in the boat so no pics - take it or leave it! Second one this year; the other was just inside the shelf about a fortnight ago

Weight 500.000kg
Depth 25m
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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