Leatherback Sea Turtle
The leatherback sea turtles are the largest of the sea turtle species and can grow up to 6ft long (measuring their carapace or top shell) and weighing up to 1500 pounds. They are very dark in color, almost black and soft with ridges running the length of the shell. NC Cape Lookout National Seashore was lucky enough to have their first 2022 nest of the season laid by a leatherback!!! We are super excited to introduce our leatherback turtle to the KBSTRRC gift shop!