World’s Largest Sea Turtle Emerges From The Sea And It Is Amazing

Sea turtles are majestic creatures and this one spotted by tourists on a beach is the world’s largest.
The Leatherback Turtle was seen emerging from the sea in an unknown location, resting in the sand and then heading back just to disappear in the waves.
These turtles are known to be the biggest sized from all and spotting them resting on the shore is a very rare sight. Their peculiarity is their tear-shaped body and the large pair of front flippers. Thanks to these they can navigate the waters effortlessly and adapt to currents. The front flippers of the Leatherback turtles can grow up to 8.9 ft which is a lot in comparison to any other turtles, but it’s not their only distinguishable characteristic. The most obvious one is that they don’t have a bony carapace, but instead they have thick skin, which looks like leather and this is where their name comes from.
Leatherback turtles are usually dark grey or black with a few white spots. To see this amazing specimen for yourself, watch the video of the one spotted on the beach.

What is the largest sea turtle?

According with National Ocean Service

The leatherback is the largest living sea turtle.

Weighing in at between 550 and 2,000 pounds with lengths of up to six feet, the leatherback is a big turtle! Leatherback sea turtles can be distinguished from other species of sea turtle by its lack of a hard shell or scales. Instead, leatherbacks are covered with a firm, rubbery skin.

68 Responses to “World’s Largest Sea Turtle Emerges From The Sea And It Is Amazing”

  1. Lawrence Pierce says:

    Wow, There are some giant turtles in the San Diego Zoo, nothing that approaches this big boy. Any chance he has some Kent genes ?

  2. Michael Wisecarver says:


  3. PortA says:

    That may be the worlds largest species of sea turtle, but I guarantee it’s not the largest. I’ve seen several larger ones along TX gulf coast and even one up in Matagorda Bay.

  4. Helen Ellerbach says:

    Beautiful to see such a glorious creature.

  5. Marina Faye says:

    Have seen turtles in Florida come ashore at night to lay their eggs. Much smaller than this one. Wonder why it would come onto beach in daytime. Spectators should stay further back away from this turtle 🐢

  6. Audrea Noelle says:

    Biggest turtle I’ve ever seen!

  7. Sadie shaw says:

    I thought that the only reason that turtles come to the beach like that is to lay eggs. If that was the case these people interfered with her laying . Sometimes we humans need to respect nature and give the wildlife room to be wild . It would be like someone coming outside there home and all the neighboors coming into there yard to get a pic of them .. I’d be heading back in too.

  8. Wally Duncan says:

    While it is a large turtle, the filming and photo keeping turtle in foreground and people in far background make an illusion that it is of monsterous size.

  9. Jostein Gjermstad says:

    How old can they be?

  10. Tania says:

    That looks like Sri Lanka, probably Bentota Beach.

  11. Christine says:

    Incredible creature! What a treat to see it uncaged’

  12. Dana says:

    What a beautiful video of one of gods animals.

  13. Barbara Zorzi says:

    Have seen one in Melbourne Beach Florida two different years same place and hatchling one time. Really amazing. Turtle season starting officially May 1 remember no lights on beach.

  14. Debbi Zalesky says:


  15. Kay says:

    I agree. People should stay right back. It’s a wild creature not use to humans and easily scared

  16. Anthony Castagna says:

    Well what a magnificent specimen

  17. Betty Mitchell says:

    Absolutely amazing. Beautiiful and wonderful nature. Awesome.

  18. Kemi olabode says:


  19. Nicole Matherly says:

    Probably came ashore because no one is aloud on the beaches right now. Wildlife is probably loving us humans having to stay inside.

  20. Xena says:

    SHE. That is a FEMALE turtle. Males don’t leave the water, females come back to lay eggs. Males don’t lay eggs.

  21. Letty Guzman Garcia says:

    Of course there are more incredible creatures out there. When people keep away or in this case are ordered to stay away from their habitats they come forth.

  22. Tuwan says:

    This sea turtle in sri lanka south coast rakawa

  23. Ron says:

    I was fishing off bridge past Cape Hatteras Lighthouse about 28 years ago and a big turtle come up the size of a car will never forget that

  24. Erin says:

    I’ve seen one this big on the beach in San Francisco it was around 1am stopped me dead in my tracks,,,,, wasn’t sure what I was looking at till I saw the flippers move.
    It was definitely a wholly wtf moment.
    Lov that memory

  25. James says:

    Beautiful ❗️

  26. Jodie says:

    I love seeing I was very interesting I wanted to thank the person that took that video it was very interesting to see thank you very much

  27. Diane Luckey says:

    That looks like it could be “Daisy”!!! …she had recently lost her tracker. Her signal was lost a few months ago as she was heading towards Venezuela.

  28. Dan says:

    Gamara lives

  29. Patricia Tardugno says:

    The reason the turtle is in focus but the 2 people are NOT in focus is because the 2 people are back away from the turtle a bit. Like when tourists take photos that look like they are picking up the great pyramid, or leaning on the leaning tower of piza.

  30. Patricia Tardugno says:

    Why?Is the obvious truth not allowed on this board?

  31. Sharon Atkinson says:

    What a magnificent turtle. I’m from Florida and surely he would be larger than some of our Gators.

  32. Kt says:

    That first picture is BS

  33. Deborah says:

    Wow what an amazing site to be able to see

  34. Sandra Forester says:

    Beautiful,such a awesome creature of God.I’m so glad he or she made it back to the sea with no problem.

  35. Will says:

    Exactly… Fake

  36. Linda Ellasces says:

    Ur just saying shit like that cuz u weren’t there 2 see it firsthand. Ur being a “pissy-bitch” cuz ur not the center of everybody’s universe at this very second … LMFAO🤭😲🤣🤪🤫😶. Rock on, dudes.🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘

  37. RAM says:

    Oh Please. Just enjoy nature and try not to be butthurt over notbing.

  38. Richard Boyle says:

    Make a big pot of soup.

  39. Any allen says:

    I would like to know how old he is and how long can he live

  40. Nancy says:

    Such a fabulous turtle. Magnificent to watch!

  41. ramona eis says:

    she’s o exhausted, bless her heart

  42. Me of universe says:

    Who says that’s the biggest one 😂??? They don’t know so fake news

  43. Jasin says:

    In Hollywood FL also, there’s a special spot taped off with signs posted warnings

  44. Jason says:

    In Hollywood Florida there’s a place on the beach taped off with warnings in signs to keep away from the turtles

  45. Lora miller says:

    How would you like to be human soup that is God’s creature just like you supposably are I am a huge turtle fan my nickname is turtle I am a 50 year old woman and it is it’s 50 anniversary of Earth day how about we just have some human soup with you

  46. Lora miller says:

    What a beautiful sight I would have loved to have been there I am a huge huge turtle fan if I see one on the road or anyting or when I am fishing and catch one I release it my nickname is Touche turtle I am 50 years old and I’m so glad to see all of these turtles being able to come up on land and lay their eggs for the first time in years it is a magical sight God bless that beautiful turtle 💙💜💜🥰🤗 and Mother Earth and that out of this horrible pandemic that Mother Earth and all her beautiful creatures can heal

  47. Shannon Belloli says:

    Regarding me of universe you ought to learn how to read before you claim fake news it said that type of turtle not that particular t turtle.maybe you should be labeled as fake news

  48. Edward mcIntosh says:

    I wonder how old do the leather back turtles are when they get to that size?

  49. Kent Walker says:


  50. donna says:

    WOW! geeze can’t we all just enjoy. w\o

  51. Kmac says:

    I was thinking the same.. cant believe they are right up on her.. BTFO people .. its wildlife..let it be.. look from a distance. How would you like someone pearing in your windows..all up on you? Smh

  52. Stacey McGovern says:

    I know that’s right!!!

  53. Elizabeth says:

    I’m guessing you know all about FAKE!!!

  54. rock starz says:

    Are you? Why go there?

  55. Fraymartin.Zuniga says:

    Created So His Children May Feast There Eyes On His Creation. Amen.

  56. Jeff says:

    How is it only one other person (in the comments) noticed that the turtle seems to be struggling quite a bit. As if it’s in pretty bad shape?

  57. Jeff says:

    The turtle doesn’t look like it’s doing so great. The look on its face says “I just came here to bury my face in the sand and die in peace. And here are the humans fucking up my plan much like they fuck up everything else.”

  58. DonnaT says:

    Actually we have a lot of Letherback Turtles hat come to Trinidad to lay eggs. They are massive! Leatherbacks come from as far as Africa, Canada and the UK to nest on our beaches. The nesting season runs from about April to August. The turtles are a protected species here.

  59. Linda OReilly says:

    We have 2 turtles given to us and I can see that they have grown in the 4 years we have had them. How long do they love for?

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