Turtles are magnificent creatures. This one found by tourists on the coastline is the biggest sea turtle on the planet.
This leatherback turtle emerged from the water and resting in the sand, just to return to the sea.
These turtles are the largest of all types, and it is a unusual view to find them resting on the coast. Their uniqueness lies in their tear-shaped body and a pair of large fins. Because of these, they can quickly browse the waters and adapt to currents. The front fins of leatherback sea turtles can grow to 8.9 feet taller than any other sea turtle, but this is not their only characteristic.
The most obvious is that they do not have bones and carapace, yet the skin is extremely thick and appears like leather, which is the origin of their name. The leatherback turtle is usually dark grey or black with a few white spots. It’s so beautiful! Watch this video clip of a leatherback spotted on the beach.