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Leatherback Turtle

Leatherback turtle

The leatherback turtle is a common reptile to all the planet’s oceans. In Canada, it is found in the St. Lawrence River, in the Maritimes, near Baffin Island, and in British Columbia. It can grow to more than 2.5 metres in length and 900 kilograms in weight! Their preferred food is jellyfish, which they pursue as far as Labrador, and even farther north in the Atlantic Ocean!

Marine mammal observation network

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Learning Object Collection: The Legends of the Depths
Learning Object: Octopus, Squids, Jellyfish and Turtles
Institution: Musée du Fjord