The Giant Sea Turtle, also called a Leatherback, is the largest of all living turtles. It can easily be differentiated from other modern sea turtles by its lack of a bony shell
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Sea Life Photo: Giant turtle. (i found this from another pinner): giant Sea Turtle, also called a Leatherback, is the largest of all living turtles. It can easily be differentiated from other modern sea turtles by its lack of a bony shell.
Leatherback Turtle a.k.a. Giant Sea Turtle - the largest of all living turtles, easily differentiated from other modern sea turtles by its lack of a bony shell.
( - p.mc.n.) The Giant Sea Turtle, also called a Leatherback, is the largest of all living turtles. It can easily be differentiated from other modern sea turtles by its lack of a bony shell
Leatherback Sea Turtle, I've seen these before, HUGE! It's 6:00 and I STILL love you, haha.
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Of all the endless possible things these poor dumb creatures could have evolved into, they chose rocks. Rocks.
Weird sea creature… the Pyura chilensis. All sciencey and stuff, part that sticks out the most, rock with guts.
"This is Pyura chilensis, a sea creature that lives on the rocky coast of Chile and Peru. And if (like me, very recently) you’ve never seen one of these before, you’ll probably be interested to know that in Chile, they are fished commercially, and the locals eat them raw or cooked with salad and rice because apparently they’re delicious." What do you do? Break rocks and pray?
Weird sea creature… the Pyura chilensis. wtf. didn't even know what to pin this to.. but I had to pin it
Weird sea creature… the Pyura chilensis. Not sure this fits with my title "Our Beautiful Ocean" !!! ;}
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The amazing Giant Leatherback Sea Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) is the largest turtle in the world weighing 2000 pounds and stretching 7 feet long. Instead of a shell, this sea turtle has a leathery skin supported by tiny bones. This flexible body allows it to dive deeper than 4000 feet where the intense pressure would crush the shell of other turtles.
Giant Leatherback Sea Turtle. Did a night watch w/ St Croix env. ass. & was lucky enough to watch the full nesting process twice. What an amazing & unforgettable experience
Giant Leatherback Sea Turtle !! Leatherback turtle is the largest turtle --and one of the largest living reptiles--in the world and can weight more than 2000 pounds
Giant leatherback sea turtle – An amazing sight to see on the beach, but do not disturb it.
Yahiya Mv ► Pictures of Animals - 9:58 AM Giant Leatherback Sea Turtle Leatherbacks are the largest turtles in the world. They are called such bc they do not have a hard shell. Bc of the depth they dive, water pressure is great; therefore, the plasticity in the shell is necessary. Some can be the size of a VW Beetle!! Unfortunately they are disappearing at an alarming rate due to few and unenforced protection laws. Estimates are that they will be extinct within 20-30 years.
Giant Leatherback Sea Turtle - Leatherback is the largest of all living turtles weighing abou 250 to 700 kg. Leatherback turtles have the most hydrodynamic body design of any sea turtle, with a large, teardrop -shaped body. A large pair of frpnt flippers power the turtles through the water. Like other sea turtles, the leatherback has flattened forelimbs adapted for swimming in the open ocean. Claws are absent from both pair of flippers. The leatherback's flippers are the largest in proportion t
Giant Leatherback Sea Turtle. It's amazing that these natural giants exist
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Lyuba is a female woolly mammoth calf who died 41,800 years ago at the age of 30 to 35 days. Lyuba is believed to have suffocated by inhaling mud while bogged down in deep mud in the bed of a river her herd was crossing. Lyuba appears to have been healthy at the time of her death. By examining Lyuba's teeth, researchers hope to gain insight into what caused Ice Age mammals, including the mammoths, to become extinct at the end of the Pleistocene era around 10,000 years ago
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Lyuba is a female woolly mammoth calf who died 41,800 years ago at the age of 30 to 35 days. Lyuba is believed to have suffocated by inhaling mud while bogged down in deep mud in the bed of a river her herd was crossing. Lyuba appears to have been healthy at the time of her death. By examining Lyuba's teeth, researchers hope to gain insight into what caused Ice Age mammals, including the mammoths, to become extinct at the end of the Pleistocene era around 10,000 years ago ...
"Star Sand, found only on a few beaches in southern Japan, is made up entirely of the calcified shells of marine protozoa that once lived on the ocean floor."
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TINY SEA SHELLS ~"Star Sand, found only on a few beaches in southern Japan, is made up entirely of the calcified shells of marine protozoa that once lived on the ocean floor."
"Star Sand, found only on a few beaches in southern Japan, is made up entirely of the calcified shells of marine protozoa that once lived on the ocean floor." I first saw this when I went to Katsurahama beach in Kochi. Absolutely beautiful.
The memories of sitting along the water's edge in Okinawa and finding the tiniest of shells! : ) "Star Sand, found only on a few beaches in southern Japan, is made up entirely of the calcified shells of marine protozoa that once lived on the ocean floor."
I love looking through the sand at the beach for teeny tiny shells!!
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BLUE BABE: North Americas first frozen mummified remains of an ice age steppe bison, the 36,000 year-old mummy named "Blue Babe." The discovery of Blue Babe's mummy has vaulted our knowledge of the ice-age steppe bison to a completely new level, serving as a shiny blue window into the prehistoric past. The display of the mummy is not the actual full-fledged find – Blue's tanned and treated skin has been removed from the carcass and placed on a plaster replica.
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North Americas first frozen mummified remains of an ice age steppe bison, the 36,000 year-old mummy named "Blue Babe"
BLUE BABE: North Americas first frozen mummified remains of an ice age steppe bison lives at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Museum.
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Archelon (“old turtle”) was the largest turtle that has ever lived, inhabiting the Upper Cretaceous period 65-99 million years ago, when the shallow waters of the Niobrara Sea covered central North America. The biggest Archelon fossil, found in the Pierre Shale of South Dakota, measures nearly 14 feet long, and is 16 feet wide from flipper to flipper! The live weight of an Archelon is estimated to have been more than 4,500 lbs!
ancient sea turtle fossil. I'm nopeing out of the ocean now for like forever
"Archelon had a body 15 feet long nose to tail"-Carl Safina
Whorl Shark (Helicoprion) lived 280-225 million years ago. Modern sharks continue to grow teeth throughout their lives and shed old teeth. Ancient sharks grew new teeth, but kept the old teeth as well. In some species, old teeth migrated to the face to make room for teeth in the jaw. In the whorl shark, old teeth were just rotated around.
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Helicoprion, the prehistoric whorl shark. Go to the link to check out the bizarrely cute/friendly drawings of what the shark would look like (made by scientists upon first reporting the fossil)
There are plenty of strange animals living today, but few people know how odd some of the creatures of the past were. Here is a list of fifteen such creatures, ranging from dinosaurs to various other reptiles and fish. All are unseen by modern man (except in the form of fossils) and all are bizarre. In no particular order. Listed by @samwonton.
One might think that Helicoprion was a mere mutation but the fossil record shows that it was eminently successful, thriving between 280 and 225 million years ago. Like all sharks, Helicoprion’s skeleton was composed mainly of cartilage which does not fossilize easily. It’s bizarre “tooth whorl” is another matter – many have been found in rocks from Idaho, Wyoming and Utah.
Prehistoric shark that was about 15' long and called a 'Helicoprion' - Helicoprion ("Spiral Saw") was a long-lived genus of shark-like cartilaginous fish that first arose in the oceans of the late Carboniferous 310 million years ago, survived the Permian-Triassic Extinction Event, and eventually went extinct during the early Triassic, 225 million years ago. Cool!
Prehistoric shark could eat “Jaws” for breakfast In 1899, Soviet geologist Alexander Karpinsky first described the prehistoric shark Helicoprion (Greek for “spiral saw”) based on an incomplete specimen found in the Ural region of Russia. Nope, nope, nopety, nope.
Helicoprion This bizarre fossil was originally thought to be an ammonite, as the fossil looked like a spiraling, circular shell. However, after some examination, it was revealed that is wasn’t a shell, but a spiraling set of shark teeth, a “tooth whirl”. Unfortunately, due to a lack of a body (cartilage does not fossilize as well as bone), so a guessing game began.
Prehistoric Sea Monster :Helicoprion These sharks grew to be about 15 feet long,with a lower jaw that was made of a “tooth whorl”. A cross between a circular saw and a shark, and when you mix apex predators with power tools, the world quakes in fear.Helicoprion’s teeth were serrated, implying that they were definitely carnivores.Google "Helicoprion"
Helicoprion, a prehistoric shark. I fear ocean creatures.
Reconstruction of the appearance of Argentavis Magnificens, the biggest & the heaviest bird capable to fly who lived six millions years ago in Argentina. Its wingspan was circa 7 m (22,9 feet), its estimated weight was 70 kg (154 pounds).
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Argentavis. This is the largest animal to take flight, ever. It probably floated on thermals and flapped it's wings occasionally.
Dr. Kenneth E. Campbell, (one of the discoverers) in front of the 25 ft. wingspan Argentavis magnificens. Display from the Natural History Museum, Los Angeles. Argentavis magnificens is the largest bird known. It lived six million years ago during the Miocene period throughout Argentina.
“Discovered decades ago and formally described in 1980, Argentavis magnificens is the largest bird known. It lived six million years ago during the Miocene period throughout Argentina. It is nearly the size of a Cessna 152 light aircraft, with a 23-foot (7-meter) wing span and weighing approximately 150-pounds (70-kilograms).”
Argentavis Magnificens Dr. Kenneth E. Campbell, (one of the discoverers) in front of the 25 ft. wingspan Argentavis Magnificens. Display seen at the Natural History Museum, Los Angeles. The feather size from such a bird is estimated to have been 1.5 meters long (60 inches); and 20 centimeters wide (8 inches). Such a huge size would make the feather at least 5 feet long
Reconstruction of Argentavis magnificens, largest flying bird ever discovered, wingspan approx. 23 ft., wt. 154 lbs., from Argentina, 6 mil. yrs ago
A reconstruction of the appearance of Argentavis Magnificens, one of the largest flying birds ever known, possibly surpassed in wingspan only by the recently discovered Pelagornis sandersi.
Argentavis magnificens is the largest flying bird ever discovered, but it died out about 6 million years ago. The name that I listed in the title of this post is a basic translation from the Latin of its binomial name, which was bestowed upon the creature after its discovery in 1980. With a wingspan of roughly 25 feet, a length of 11 feet from beak to tail, and 60 inch long flight feathers, magnificent certainly seems to fit.
An old photo of what appears to be an authentic thunderbird.
Strange animals of Life Before Dinosaurs (Permian Period) Dinogorgon Skull Photograph by Jonathan Blair A quarter of a billion years ago, long before dinosaurs or mammals evolved, the 10-foot (0.3-meter) predator Dinogorgon, whose skull is shown here, hunted floodplains in the heart of today's South Africa. In less than a million years Dinogorgon vanished in the greatest mass extinction ever, along with about nine of every ten plant and animal species on the planet.
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How do they manage to look so sweet and cuddly? These sea turtles are swimming on a periwinkle or jade crew sock. Fits women's shoe size 5-10.
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How do they manage to look so sweet and cuddly? These sea turtles are swimming on a periwinkle or jade crew sock. Fits women's shoe size 5-10.
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Leatherback Turtle: The largest living reptiles on Earth. The only sea turtle that lacks a hard bony shell. They get most of their food from coastal waters and primarily eat jelly fish. They are endangered.
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Leatherback Turtle: The largest living #reptiles on Earth. The only sea turtle that lacks a hard bony shell. They get most of their food from coastal waters and primarily eat jelly fish. They are endangered. #animals
Huge Leatherback Sea turtle ~ The leatherback turtle is the largest of all living turtles and is the fourth largest modern reptile behind three crocodilians. It can easily be differentiated from other modern sea turtles by its lack of a bony shell. Instead, its carapace is covered by skin and oily flesh.
Leatherback Turtle: The largest living reptiles on Earth. The only sea turtle that lacks a hard bony shell. They get most of their food from coastal waters and primarily eat jelly fish. They are endangered - This is the kind of turtle Laura found on the beach, in Wreck of the Zanzibar.
Scientists identify world’s largest leatherback turtle population ~ An international team of scientists has identified a nesting population of leatherback sea turtles in Gabon, West Africa as the world's largest.
Awesome Leatherback Turtle: The largest living reptiles on Earth. The only sea turtle that lacks a hard bony shell.
Leatherback sea turtle -1982 there were around 115,000 adult female leatherback turtles in the world; just 14 years later, there were only 20,000 to 30,000—and the population has continued to plummet.
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When I was 14 years old during my first summer after moving to West Palm Beach, Florida...I was walking along the beach and I found a nest of sea turtles hatching just as this. I spent 6 hours with those little creatures watching them dig and climb their way out of the deep hole. I got to witness a wonder of nature that day and I held in my hand one of the cutest little babies I've ever seen. I will never forget that day and I hope at least one of those lil ones made it to a nice long life!!! ;)
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3,000 year old turtle skeleton, 11 ft long by 7 ft wide
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Monster Turtle Species Meiolania damelipi (similar to the one on the pic) That Survived 50,000 Years Lasted Just 200 Years After It Met Humans, about 3,000 years ago.
3,000 year old turtle skeleton, 11 ft long by 7 ft wide WIth the spikes on the head it makes me think of the bad turtle on the TNMT movie
Meiolania platyceps (Australian National Museum)//Skeleton of a King Koopa turtle found in Vanuatu. Original image from Wired Science.//Dozens of bones found in a 3,000-year-old archaeological site on Vanuatu belong to a previously-undescribed species of meiolaniid, a turtle family that evolved 50 million years ago //3,000 year old turtle skeleton, http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.be/2010/08/extinct-giant-turtle-found-on-pacific.html#.VHg9nzGG-So
3,000 year old turtle skeleton, 11 ft long by 7 ft wide = coolest turtle ever! Wwwhhhaat?
3,000 year old turtle skeleton, 11 ft long by 7 ft wide. Remind me of a pokèmon!
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3,000 year old turtle skeleton, 11 ft long by 7 ft wide- still kinda cute....
Giant turtle hunted out of extinction 3,000 years ago in Vanatu.
Fossil of the largest freshwater prehistoric turtle.
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Fossil of the largest freshwater prehistoric turtle, Carbonemys cofrinii, a 60 billion year old, South American side-necked turtle.
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Green River Formation Fossils: This large softshell turtle is one of the largest turtles from Fossil Lake. During the Eocene, trionychid turtles reached maximum size. Today, North America's largest softshell turtles reach 51 cm (20 inches) in length.
Rare Fossilized Turtle. You can see how the progression from ribs to shell/carapace is almost complete in this example.
This is fairly weird I think, looks more like a giant sand crab! Rare Fossilized Turtle. This and more rare fossils for sale on CuratorsEye.com
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Green Sea Turtle Being Cleaned By Various Reef Fish,Photo by Seapics.
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Endangered species, Green Sea Turtle, Chelonia mydas, being cleaned by Yellow Tang, Zebrasoma flavescens, Gold-ring Surgeonfish, Ctenochaetus strigosus, and endemic Saddle Wrasse, Thalassoma duperrey, off Kona Coast, Big Island, Hawaii, Pacific Ocean
Fish friends... Probably my two favourite ocean creatures. Yellow Tang and sea turtles! Swam with both of these in Hawaii! So beautiful :)!
"Fish, whales, clams, krill, and other ocean wildlife have an accounting base of zero when they are alive. They are regarded as free for the taking with nothing subtracted from the ocean's balance sheet when they are captured. But there is no free lunch. All of nature and all of us pay, one way or another, for what is extracted." `Sylvia A. Earle
Sea turtle gets a clean and scrub from electric yellow fish | Mail Online The Green Sea Turtle is common in the area known as Turtle Pinnacle, off the coast of Hawaii
Gorgeous under water sea life shot. Sea turtle and native fish.
Sea Turtle peaceful swimming with yellow & other fish friends. RESEARCH #DdO:) - https://www.pinterest.com/DianaDeeOsborne/underwater-glory/ - UNDERWATER GLORY. An example of SYMBIOSIS - when completely different species of creatures support each other to live. Ocean Examples: These fish are getting food while cleaning organisms off the reptile's shell. Some fish species like shrimp & gobies clean fish & other water animals by removing parasites, dead tissue, and mucous. Shrimp dig burrows into sand & gobies move in with them; shrimp are almost blind but know when predators are near because goby fish move with alarm, touching the shrimp. Pretty cool design of Nature Creation!
My favorite sea creature <3 The Sea Turtle!
Sea turtle with some buddies. #sealife
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"sea toad" angelfish; a deep sea dweller