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  1. Leatherback Turtle By : Huishi

  2. Introduction • The leatherback turtle is also called the lute turtle.It is the largest of all living sea turtles and the fourth largest modern reptile behind three crocodillians . It is also the only living species of it’s family.

  3. Habitat • Leatherbacks mostly live in the open ocean. Scientists tracked a leatherback turtle that swam from Indonesia to the U.S. in an epic 20,000 km journey over a period of 647 days.

  4. Diet • Leatherbacks mostly eat Jellyfish, they will even prey their jellyfishes throughout the whole day. They can also eat soft-bodied organisms.

  5. Lifespan • Very few people know the lifespan of leatherbacks, some say that it’s lifespan is about 30-40 years, while some say that it’s lifespan is about 50-70 years.

  6. Theats • Adult leatherback turtles have few naturalpredatorsas they mature they are most vulnerable to predation in their early life stages. Birds, small mammals , and other opportunists dig up the nests of turtles and consume eggs.

  7. Sources • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leatherback_sea_turtle#Lifespan • http://www.google.com.sg/imgres?num=10&hl=en&biw=1366&bih=642&tbm=isch&tbnid=Y8ASQyrs4xe5eM:&imgrefurl=http://www.seaturtlenet.com/the-leatherback-sea-turtle/anatomy-of-the-leatherback-turtle&docid=9tbVju3c2DgXvM&imgurl=http://www.seaturtlenet.com/wp-content/gallery/the-leatherback-sea-turtle/Leatherback%252520turtle.jpg&w=468&h=314&ei=TAgWUP66IomIrAeakYCYCw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=1051&vpy=327&dur=967&hovh=184&hovw=274&tx=108&ty=140&sig=114770859848957299260&page=1&tbnh=127&tbnw=175&start=0&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:11,s:0,i:172

  8. Sources 2 • http://www.google.com.sg/imgres?num=10&hl=en&biw=1366&bih=642&tbm=isch&tbnid=UXzRXypGFAK_ZM:&imgrefurl=http://planetoceannews.com/2011/06/16/world-sea-turtle-day/&docid=4BwYi546lJbzOM&imgurl=http://planetoceannews.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/leatherback__turtle_wallpaper_qwti6.jpg&w=1024&h=768&ei=TAgWUP66IomIrAeakYCYCw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=1053&vpy=294&dur=1560&hovh=194&hovw=259&tx=145&ty=200&sig=114770859848957299260&page=3&tbnh=141&tbnw=158&start=42&ndsp=24&ved=1t:429,r:11,s:42,i:308