The Leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) is the largest of all living turtles (as well as the largest extant sea turtle). It is the only living species in the genus Dermochelys and it lacks a bony shell. The species is vulnerable to extinction, but people around the world still harvest sea turtle eggs. Asian exploitation of turtle nests has been cited as the most significant factor for the species' global population decline.
Partisan Date: ca. 1570 Culture: Italian Medium: Steel, mother-of-pearl, gold Dimensions: L. 97 in. (246.4 cm); L. of head 29 1/8 in. (74 cm); W. 7 9/16 in. (19.2 cm); Wt. 5 lbs. 10.2 oz. (2557.1 g) Classification: Shafted Weapons
Anyone else not realize that Leatherback Turtles were so huge? Adults average 1–1.75 m (3.3–5.74 ft) in carapace length, 1.83–2.2 m (6.0–7.2 ft) in total length and weigh 250 to 700 kg (550 to 1,500 lb). The largest ever found, however, was over 3 metres (9.8 ft) from head to tail, including a carapace length of over 2.2 metres (7.2 ft), and weighed 916 kilograms (2,020 lb).
( 2015 † IN MEMORY OF ) † MARILYN MONROE (Norma Jeane Mortenson) 5' 5½" - 118 lbs 35-22-35 - Born: Tuesday, June 01, 1926, Los Angeles, California, USA (aged of 36) Died: Sunday, August 05, 1962, Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Cause of death; (accidental prescription drug overdose) "Marilyn Monroe as Rose Loomis in Niagara (1952)."