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Caption: Researchers collecting the eggs just laid by a leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea). The leatherback is the largest turtle in the world. It nests on sandy beaches, burying its eggs before returning to the sea. It is critically endangered. Filmed on Dominica, in the West Indies..

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Collecting leatherback turtle eggs

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