First Leatherback of the Season Arrived Yesterday

 First Leatherback of the Season Arrived Yesterday

Commonly known as leatherback sea turtle, the Dermochelys Coricea is the largest of all living turtles and the heaviest non-cocodrilian reptile. Its carapace is covered by oily flesh and flexible, leather-like skin, for which it is named, This one was found on the Pacific side, near Rancho San Cristobal. She left behind a long trail and a nest with 86 eggs that have been protected from predators. In about 60 days we will have new baby turtles! The leatherback turtle season runs from October to February.

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