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Tagging a Leatherback Sea Turtle

Researchers tagging a giant leatherback sea turtle.
NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center

Leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) are listed as critically endangered by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The primary threats to leatherbacks are interactions with fisheries and the harvesting of their eggs. Learn more about tagging sea turtles in our blog post