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.