Leatherback Turtle

Green sea turtle
Green sea turtle

The green sea turtle is a large sea turtles in the world. weighty is 700 pounds sea turtle with a wi..

Olive ridley sea turtle
Olive ridley sea turtle

Olive Ridley Turtle is a another endangered because the population depends on the security of a smal..

Loggerhead sea turtle
Loggerhead sea turtle

Loggerhead Sea turtle is very rare in Sri Lanka and is more commonly found on the East Coast of Amer..

Leatherback Turtle
Leatherback Turtle

Leatherback Turtle is the critically endangered turtle is the largest of the 5 species and is a rare..

Hawksbill sea turtle
Hawksbill sea turtle

Hawksbill Turtle It is also much smaller reaching a maximum length of 90cm and weighing 50-70kg. The..

Leatherback Turtle

Leatherback Turtle is the critically endangered turtle is the largest of the 5 species and is a rare find in Sri Lanka. This turtle is remains on the brink of extinction. This turtle has  easily identifiable due to its long front flippers and unique black and white stripy shell – its carapace is in fact a layer of thin, tough, rubbery skin peppered with thousands of bone plates giving it a leathery appearance. It is in fact the only sea turtle that lacks a hard shell. Other vise addition they have a unique blood circulatory system for a cold-blooded reptile which means they are able to keep their blood warm even in cold waters using metabolic heat from their muscle activity.