Title:
Leathback
Photographer:
Markysa Oloughlin
Age Group:
Over 18s
Region:
Americas
Country:
St. Kitts and Nevis
Nature’s Assets
Camera Used:
iPhone 6
Image caption:

This is an image of the Leatherback sea turtle nesting on Keys Beach on the Atlantic side of St. Kitts.

Leatherbacks are the largest turtles on Earth, growing up to seven feet (two meters) long and exceeding 2,000 pounds (900 kilograms). The Leatherback population is rapidly declining in many parts of the world.

We are very lucky that the Leatherback sea turtle still nests at our shores, and as civic-minded citizens, we should do our best to ensure that our beaches (especially Keys Beach) are safe for our big friends.

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