Named for its smooth, rubbery skin.
Status: Critically endangered
Size: The largest and deepest-diving of the sea turtles, ranging 4 to 8 feet long and weighing 700 to 1,500 pounds.
Range: Lives in the open water of the temperate and tropical Pacific,
Kate, the leatherback sea turtle who has a problem nesting,
heads back into the Atlantic Ocean after a failed attempt to
lay eggs along the beach in Ocean Ridge. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star
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