Which is the largest species of turtle? Answered
Which is the largest species of turtle?
The options that are given for this Bing homepage quiz are listed below:
A Leatherback sea turtle
B Green sea turtle
C Eastern box turtle
The correct answer is Leatherback sea turtle.
See The Reason for That answer below:
Leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) are indeed the largest living turtles and can reach impressive sizes. Adult leatherbacks can weigh more than 2,000 pounds (900 kilograms) and measure up to 7 feet (2.1 meters) in length. These dimensions make them the largest of all living reptiles.
Apart from their remarkable size, leatherback sea turtles are also unique because they are the last surviving members of the family Dermochelyidae. This family is considered ancient and dates back to the age of dinosaurs. The ancestors of modern leatherbacks have existed for over 100 million years, and their lineage can be traced back to prehistoric times.
Leatherback sea turtles have several adaptations that distinguish them from other turtle species. One notable feature is their shell, which is not hard like that of other turtles. Instead, their shell is covered in a layer of tough, rubbery skin with a mosaic of bony plates underneath. This flexible shell enables them to navigate through the ocean more efficiently.
These incredible creatures undertake long-distance migrations, traveling thousands of miles between nesting and foraging areas. They have a broad global distribution and can be found in both tropical and temperate oceans around the world.
Due to various threats such as habitat degradation, pollution, entanglement in fishing gear, and poaching, leatherback sea turtles are listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Conservation efforts are crucial to ensure the survival of these ancient and magnificent creatures.
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