The largest ever recorded turtle was a leatherback turtle that weighed in at 2,016 pounds and was 9 feet long. It died after becoming trapped in fishing lines. Scientists believe the turtle was around 100 years old. It is currently on display at the National Museum Cardiff in the United Kingdom.
Sadly, the turtle had drowned after being trapped by fishing lines. It was approximately 100 years old when it died. The turtle attracted worldwide attention as it was the largest turtle and heaviest turtle ever recorded, measuring almost 3m (9ft) in length and weighing 914 kilos (2,016 pounds).
So the Facebook photo either shows a very big common snapping turtle or a relatively small alligator snapping turtle. Now according to unverified reports the largest alligator snapping turtle ever caught was snagged on the Neosho River in Kansas in 1937. It is said this monstrous beast weighed at least 400 pounds, but scientists never confirmed ...
The largest (heaviest, longest) turtle – Top 10 First turtles appeared on Earth 220 million years ago, so they are one of the oldest animals. Currently live 228 species and 124 subspecies of these reptiles.
TOP TEN BIGGEST SNAPPING TURTLES IN THE WORLD EVER CAUGHT ... alligator snapping turtle live feeding, largest alligator snapping turtle, ... WORLD RECORD ALLIGATOR SNAPPING TURTLE! NOODLING! 300+lbs!
The alligator snapping turtle is a freshwater turtle and the largest turtle by weight. The record for the largest ever caught weighed in at 400 pounds. They normally average between 155 and 175 ...
The leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), sometimes called the lute turtle or leathery turtle or simply the luth, is the largest of all living turtles and is the fourth-heaviest modern reptile behind three crocodilians. It is the only living species in the genus Dermochelys and family Dermochelyidae.
It is believed that the biggest alligator snapping turtle weighed 400 pounds, according to the National Wildlife Federation, although there is not enough evidence to support the claim. The turtle was said to have been found in the Neosho River and caught in 1937 in Kansas.
No, this isn't the largest turtle recorded on camera. It is a Hawksbill sea turtle, and it's a chonker, that's true. They get up to about 3 feet long and almost 300 pounds, though most are about half that weight. The perspective of the camera is making this guy look bigger as he happily munches on a sea sponge, their favorite food.