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This turtle is HUGE! How did it even get here?

A large leatherback sea turtle was spotted nesting on a South Florida beach in the middle of the day.

According to the Loggerhead Marinelife Center, this is very rare to see this happen. Leatherback turtles typically range in size from 4 to 8 feet. The largest leatherback ever recorded was almost 10 feet, according to ConserveTurtles.org. I think this will probably beat that record. It’s pretty massive.

Thanks to the alert received from the public and lifeguards on Singer Island Beach, LMC's research team was able to get...

Posted by Loggerhead Marinelife Center on Friday, May 17, 2019

[Source: WFLA NEWS CHANNEL 8]