noaasanctuaries:

Did you know the largest sea turtle in the world can be found in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, just off the coast of California? 

Leatherback sea turtles like this one can be more than six feet long and weigh more than 2,000 pounds. These huge turtles have a big appetite for jellyfish – look closely, and you can see the tentacles of a sea nettle jelly hanging out of this one’s mouth. 

That food preference puts them especially at risk from marine debris, as floating plastic bags and other plastics look remarkably like swimming jellies. Help protect these endangered sea turtles and always dispose of your trash properly!

(Photo: Douglas Croft) 

[Image description: A closeup view of a leatherback sea turtle’s head while it swims at the ocean surface. A sea nettle tentacle is hanging out from the corner of its mouth.]

Two Rehabilitated Olive Ridley Sea Turtles Released Back Into Bay of Bengal – The Daily Catch

Two Rehabilitated Olive Ridley Sea Turtles Released Back Into Bay of Bengal – The Daily Catch

Good luck out there sweet shell friends!

natureseychelles:

Just when we thought #turtle #nesting season was over on #CousinIsland, this #HawksbillTurtle Shows up! The current #ConservationBootCamp participants were lucky to witness this during this time of the year. Follow link to join the #conservation adventure on this award winning #nature reserve in the #Seychelles goo.gl/8XDIZh (at Cousin Island)

AMAZING!

tangledwing:

Olive Ridley Turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) return to the sea after laying their eggs in the sand at Rushikulya Beach, south-west of Bhubaneswar. Thousands of sea turtles came ashore from the Bay of Bengal to lay their eggs on the beach, which is one of three mass nesting sites in the Indian coastal state of Orissa.
Top photo: Asit Kumar/AFP/Getty Images.

Forever incredible.