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Turtle Town Maui Canvas Print / Canvas Art by David Olsen

Turtle Town Maui

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Tortoise Shell Fashion

A turtle swimming in the water with its mouth wide open and front flippers up by its head.

A turtle swimming in the water with its mouth wide open and front flippers up by its head.

The Leatherback Sea Turtle is the largest turtle in the world, weighing approximately 900kg. Contrary to appearance, the leatherback doesn't actually have a shell. What looks like a shell is in fact a leathery skin supported by small bones. This gives it a flexibility that a solid shell would not provide, allowing it to dive to astonishing depths.

The Leatherback Sea Turtle is the largest turtle in the world, weighing approximately 900kg. Contrary to appearance, the leatherback doesn't actually have a shell. What looks like a shell is in fact a leathery skin supported by small bones. This gives it a flexibility that a solid shell would not provide, allowing it to dive to astonishing depths.

Every summer, sea turtle conservation programs in South Padre Island, TX and Corpus Christi, TX invite the public to watch as the newly hatched sea turtles make their way to the ocean.

Every summer, sea turtle conservation programs in South Padre Island, TX and Corpus Christi, TX invite the public to watch as the newly hatched sea turtles make their way to the ocean.