Leatherback Turtle

Dermochelys coriacea

Guardian: Blaize Harth

This is the heaviest, fastest & deepest diving turtle. It has spines in its throat to trap jellyfish, it can swim in the cold waters of Alaska, collapse its lungs to deal with incredible pressure and its flippers can be over 2m long. It brings awe to those lucky few who see one.

It is like seeing a Dinosaur.