Largest Turtles

Leatherback turtles are located in the tropical and sub-tropical waters of the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans. These giant turtles are found as far north as the British Isles to as far south as Australia. The turtles grow as large as nine feet (2.7 meters) long, six feet (1.8 meters) wide and weigh over 1,000 pounds (454 kilograms). Leatherback turtles are covered in a namesake rubbery shell and can dive 4,922 feet (1,500 meters) deep.

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