Leatherback Turtle

Leatherback Turtle

Endangered under Queensland’s Nature Conservation Act 1992 and Australia’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

Growing up to three meters in length, Leatherbacks are the largest of all marine turtles.

Having adapted a thick layer of fatty tissue, they are able to forage in colder waters than other turtle species and are found as far south as Tasmania. These carnivorous turtles usually feed in the open ocean. Find out more about what they eat, where they live and why they’re special here.

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