Did you know that your version of Internet Explorer is out of date?
To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend downloading one of the browsers below.

Internet Explorer 10, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.

leatherback turtle rescuedleatherback turtle rescued

Watch: Massive 7-Foot Leatherback Turtle Rescued and Released

Like us on Facebook:
The current article you are reading does not reflect the views of the current editors and contributors of the new Ecorazzi

A ginormous 655-pound, 7-foot endangered Leatherback turtle has been released off the coast of Cape Cod – days after it was treated for dehydration, trauma, and shock.

The largest reptiles in the world, Leatherback turtles have witnessed a dramatic drop in nesting populations – from over 115,000 estimated in 1980 to as few as 26,000-43,000 today. They often migrate up the East coast in June to feed on jellyfish populations – and as such, are seen as a major contributor to keeping the jellies in check.

Like us on Facebook:
0 Comments
  • Johnny C.

    Love Leatherback turtles, but they aren’t the biggest reptiles. Three crocodile species are bigger.

  • don miguelo

    …nevermind an anaconda.
    That’s neat though, i didn’t know that they ate jellyfish. Neat-o.

Meat Is Not the Problem

Meat is not the problem, all animal products are the problem.

Mythology, Toronto’s Only Vegan Diner, to Debut in Vegandale

Mythology is coming to Vegandale!

There is no going “a little bit vegan,” even if Yale adds more vegan options

A University is going to supply what it’s dollars..er..students demand of them.