leatherback


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Synonyms for leatherback

wide-ranging marine turtle with flexible leathery carapace

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As David Godfrey, Executive Director of the Caribbean Conservation Corporation & The Sea Turtle Survival League, states: "Florida's east coast beaches provide nesting habitat for the world's largest remaining population of threatened loggerhead turtles, as well as globally important populations of endangered green and leatherback turtles.
Once, I woke up from a nap and had three leatherbacks digging their nest chambers all around me.
Dr Matthew Witt said: "Despite extensive research carried out on leatherbacks, no-one has really been sure about the journeys they take in the South Atlantic until now.
Chiriqui Beach in the Bocas del Toro Province remains one of the most important sites for nesting leatherback turtles in the Atlantic Ocean.
By mapping where and when the jellyfish are seen, MCS hopes to understand more about leatherback turtles hunting habits.
The five which visit UK waters are the Kemp's Ridley, loggerhead, leatherback, hawksbill and green turtle.
The future of the Irish hare, otter and leatherback turtle was classed as poor.
Larry McKenna and a talk on the threats to the leatherback sea turtle (11:30 a.
VOYAGE OF THE TURTLE: IN PURSUIT OF THE EARTH'S LAST DINOSAUR provides a fine natural history survey of the leatherback turtle and its evolution.
The second part contains species accounts, detailing the taxonomy and distinguishing characteristics of the leatherback, loggerhead, Kemp's ridley, olive ridley, hawksbill and green sea turtles.
Over the years there have also been reports of warm water species, such as the sunfish, basking shark and leatherback turtle.
A WORCESTERSHIRE woman is carving a niche for her environmentally friendly firm - while trying to save the leatherback turtle.
The public have been given the opportunity to track the progress of Aitkanti, an endangered leatherback turtle, online as she makes her way across the Atlantic, tagged with a satellite transmitter.
Nevis, including the beach of the Four Seasons resort, has long been a nesting ground for endangered hawksbill, leatherback and green sea turtles.
Six out of the seven extant species of sea turtles--the leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), the green turtle (Chelonia mydas), the loggerhead (Caretta caretta), the hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), the olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea), and the Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii)--are currently classified as endangered or critically endangered by the World Conservation Union (IUCN, formerly the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources), which makes the assessment and reduction of incidental capture and mortality of these species in fisheries priority conservation issues (IUCN/Species Survival Commission, 1995).