Deserted Thai beaches lure leatherback sea turtles to build most nests in 20 years

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News:Thailand has found the largest number of nests of rare leatherback sea turtles in two decades on beaches

Facts:

  • Leatherback sea turtles are the largest turtles on Earth. They are named for their shell, which is leather-like rather than hard, like other turtles.
  • Geographic Range: They are distributed across the globe with nesting sites on tropical sandy beaches and foraging ranges that extend into temperate and subpolar latitudes.
  • IUCN Status: Vulnerable