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Watch: Massive 7-Foot Leatherback Turtle Rescued and Released

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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.

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  • 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.

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