leatherback leatherback  /ˈlɛ ðər ˌbæk/

Definition(s):

  • (n) wide-ranging marine turtle with flexible leathery carapace; largest living turtle

Usage(s):

  • He has helped point out, for example, that female turtles make many nests, meaning that killing even a few can have geometric consequences: "In Florida, we get 20 or 30 leatherback .

News

  • Restored cars shine at PHS auto show

    PORTSMOUTH — Peter Geremia of Rye bought his 1928 Model A Ford leatherback about 35 years ago with the plan to restore it.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Portsmouth Herald

Quotes

  1. "Leatherback sea turtles survived the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs, but they are unlikely to survive our unsustainable appetite for swordfish," said Brendan Cummings, staff attorney and oceans program director with the Center for...
    on Jan 1, 2008 By: St Brendan Source: Thaindian.com (blog)

  2. "Sea Turtles are endangered everywhere. Unless there is a concerted effort by all the groups and individuals who care, the Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle is almost certainly doomed to extinction. And these efforts would be greatly strengthened by...
    on Feb 2, 2005 By: Jane Goodall Source: The Baltimore Chronicle

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