Weighing up to 2,000 kilos and achieving lengths of over seven ft, leatherback turtles are the world’s biggest reptile. those strange sea turtles have a thick, pliable shell that is helping them to resist nice depths―they can swim a couple of thousand meters lower than the skin looking for meals. And what nutrients resource sustains those goliaths? Their vitamin is composed nearly completely of jellyfish, a meal they crisscross the oceans to discover.
Leatherbacks were declining in contemporary many years, and a few expect they are going to be passed by the tip of this century. Why? as a result of basic elements: human redevelopment of nesting seashores and advertisement fishing. There are just twenty-nine index shorelines on the planet the place those turtles nest, and there's monstrous strain to increase so much of them into houses or hotels. while, longline and gill web fisheries proceed to weigh down waters frequented by means of leatherbacks.
In The Leatherback Turtle, James R. Spotila and Pilar Santidrián Tomillo compile the world’s prime specialists to provide a quantity that unearths the biology of the leatherback whereas placing a focus at the conservation difficulties and options regarding the species. The publication leaves us with recommendations: embark at the conservation technique laid out inside of its pages and keep one in all nature’s such a lot superb creations, or watch yet one more awesome species disappear.
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