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A baby leatherback turtle heads out to sea. Credit: NOAA. The Pacific leatherback turtle's last population stronghold could disappear within 20 years if conservation efforts aren't expanded, a new ...


The leatherback turtle population in the Atlantic Ocean ranges across the entire region. They range as far north as the North Sea and to the Cape of Good Hope in the south. Unlike other sea turtles, leatherback feeding areas are in colder waters, where an abundance of their jellyfish prey is found, which broadens their range. However, only a ...


Leatherbacks are the largest of all sea turtles. Photograph: Frans Lemmens/Getty Images Every year, from November through March, leatherback sea turtles arrive to the secluded shores of the Río ...


Leatherback turtles have been recorded at depths below 1,000 meters! Distribution of the Leatherback Turtle. Leatherback sea turtles can be found across most of the world’s oceans, and they migrate over extremely long distances. There are distinct populations in the Atlantic Ocean, the western Pacific Ocean, and the eastern Pacific Ocean.


Leatherback turtles are protected under the Endangered Species Act, listed as endangered. This means that the leatherback turtle is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range. NOAA Fisheries is working to protect and recover this species in many ways, with the goal that populations will increase worldwide.


About the Leatherback Sea Turtle. ... Once prevalent in every ocean except the Arctic and Antarctic, the leatherback population is rapidly declining in many parts of the world.

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Recovery plan for U.S. Pacific populations of the leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea). National Marine Fisheries Service, Silver Spring, MD. National Marine Fisheries Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2007. Leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) 5-year review: summary and evaluation.


I interviewed board member Claudette Pitt, who hinted that there has been a decline in poaching at Levera. SPECTO Board Member, Claudette Pitt. SPECTO was founded by a group of senior community members in 2009, and continues to oversee the protection and conservation of Leatherback turtles on its most protected nesting beach at Levera.


Climate change study of leatherback sea turtle hatchlings decline fails to provide answers ... Refuge to gain some insight into the impact climate change might be having on the local population. ...


It is up to us, as human beings, to be stewards of the environment and work towards conserving our oceans and stabilizing sea turtle populations. You can look up more information on individual species by visiting our About Sea Turtles page. Unfortunately, human impacts are responsible for the rapid decline of sea turtle populations in recent years.