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Endangered - Leatherback Turtle

Learn 5 facts about the leatherback turtle — the largest sea turtle, including how big they grow, what they eat, and where they live.

Learn all about the life cycle of sea turtles at www.seeturtles.org then consider traveling with us to SEE sea turtles, proceeds benefit conservation. (Photo Credit: Dave Addison)

Loggerhead sea turtles nest in two areas in the world. One is in South Florida. The other is in the middle east. (Photo: Courtesy Conservancy of Southwest Florida)

Leather back sea turtle being released into the wild! Playa Tulin, Costa Rica

Leather back sea turtle being released into the wild!

Leatherback turtles are named for their shell, which is leather-like rather than hard like other turtles. They are the largest marine turtle species and also one of the most migratory, crossing both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

Photo of leatherback sea turtle with remoras, Dermochelys coriacea, Juno Beach, Florida, Atlantic Ocean.

Adotta una Tartaruga Marina - Sostieni il WWF Italia

Learn about the loggerhead turtle, as well as the threats this species faces, what WWF is doing to protect its future, and how you can help.

Chinese River Pig Close to Extinction

The Yangtze finless porpoise - the world's only freshwater porpoise - is unbelievably cute. And it's about to go extinct.

Nice article about how the lovely Lake Erie Water Snake is helping reduce the population of invasive Round Gobies in the lake.

Nice article about how the lovely Lake Erie Water Snake is helping reduce the population of invasive Round Gobies in the lake. It's a huge problem here on the shores.

Self-sexing vanadium-secreting intestine-rock thing is actually called Pyura chilensis (terser, though less descriptive), and it’s found off the coast of Chile and Peru. Locals eat it raw or in stews, and non-locals describe the taste as “bitter” and “soapy” with a “weird iodine flavor.” Sort of what you’d expect from a meat-rock, I guess?

Crazy living rock is one of the weirdest creatures we’ve ever seen

Stranger than fiction. Pyura chilensis--the living rock. This animal looks just like a rock, but is a sea creature found off the coast of Chile and Peru. It is immobile, always born male, and secretes the rare mineral vanadium. Locals eat it in stews.

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