Leatherback Turtle

Name: Leatherback Turtle Client: John Smith Category: Reptiles Date: July 16, 2010

The leatherback sea turtle is the largest living reptile and the largest sea turtle. They can grow to over 6 feet in length and weigh up to 2,000 pounds. Leatherbacks are also unique among sea turtles in that instead of a hard carapace, their shell bones are covered by a leather-like, oily “skin.”