It’s not every day that a walk by the beach will leave you stunned this way. People in Florida were in for a surprise when they saw this giant turtle coming out of the sea on to the beach-
The biggest turtle I have ever seen!!!!
Posted by RobinMichael on Monday, March 27, 2017
This is a Leatherback, largest species of sea turtles that nest in Florida. It can weight up to 700kgs once it’s fully grown! Also, they can live up to 100 years! This massive reptile was seen using it’s front flippers to go back towards the shoreline while an excited man clicked pictures that he knew were probably a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Leatherbacks come to the beach when they need to lay eggs. This explains why this one might have made it’s way to the shore. The species is extremely rare because of the rapidly decreasing numbers, hence it was quite a pleasant sight to on-lookers.
This type of sea turtle is endangered, and is protected worldwide.