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Caption: Leatherback turtle hatchling (Dermochelys coriacea) heading towards the sea on a beach. The leatherback is the largest sea turtle, reaching more than two metres in length and weighing up to 700 kilograms. The leatherback is found in seas worldwide, and can tolerate much colder waters than other turtles. It has been known to undertake vast journeys across the oceans, where it feeds almost exclusively on jellyfish. It nests in the tropics and subtropics, on sandy beaches without reefs. Mating occurs at sea, with only the females coming ashore to lay eggs. Human hunting has greatly reduced its numbers, and it is considered critically endangered. Filmed in Lae, Papua New Guinea.

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Leatherback turtle hatchling

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