Caption: Girl petting the flipper of a leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) as it lays its eggs. Researchers are collecting the eggs as they are laid, to protect them from predators or less well-intentioned humans. 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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Nesting leatherback turtle

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